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Old 11-16-2011, 08:58 AM
 
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I agree with the school in this case.
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Old 11-16-2011, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Murphy, NC
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I was bashing the haters in the comment section. People are so ignorant about American history. When schools get to banning gothic artists and rebel flags you can only imagine what's next. When I was in 4th grade my school tried to suspend me for 2 weeks for having a pocket knife (not unusual to carry for a pinelands boy). My father was very angry and went to the school and they reduced the suspension to 3 days. lol. This was in 1994. When I have children, they're going to be homeschooled. I want to make sure they actually learn a lot and remember their god-given rights.
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Old 11-16-2011, 11:14 AM
 
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Old 11-16-2011, 03:00 PM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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She lives in the North , she should embrace our history....which is 3x better then the south....
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Old 11-16-2011, 03:06 PM
 
Location: West Orange, NJ
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i think schools should have uniforms, or a strict dress code at least that limits graphics on clothing anyways. this crap distracts from the learning environment, and if you're going to work virtually anywhere after high school, you're going to need to follow a dress code anyways.

also, it's easier in the morning when all you have to decide is which pants you're wearing - khaki, or navy. etc.
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Old 11-16-2011, 07:59 PM
 
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if you're going to work virtually anywhere after high school, you're going to need to follow a dress code anyways.
You haven't seen my office, then.

The confederate battle flag isn't a symbol of racism. It's the battle flag of an army supporting a government which was pro-slavery... but you could say the same about the Stars and Stripes.

And the school picking on the "I love boobies" bracelet is pretty much exactly the sort of thing I'd expect small-minded authoritarians to do.
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Old 11-16-2011, 09:45 PM
 
Location: In the woods
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I don't believe she should be suspended for wearing the shirt. If it is deemed "offensive" or a "distraction", then fine, sit her down and explain this to her and disallow the shirt. But yanking a kid out of school for this?

Furthermore, since her family is from Virginia, she probably had a great-grandfather or other relative who died in the Civil War--the symbol/flag means something different to her/her family than to outsiders.
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Old 11-16-2011, 09:51 PM
 
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Theres probably more to the story then where getting...she probably cursed and verbly attacked the Administrators who told here to take it off.
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Old 11-17-2011, 06:38 AM
 
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I don't believe she should be suspended for wearing the shirt. If it is deemed "offensive" or a "distraction", then fine, sit her down and explain this to her and disallow the shirt. But yanking a kid out of school for this?

Furthermore, since her family is from Virginia, she probably had a great-grandfather or other relative who died in the Civil War--the symbol/flag means something different to her/her family than to outsiders.
Point blank knowing the Confederates represented the Southern U.S. and they disrespected black people back then, even though today blacks fail to take advantage of what they have and complain about it, I think she should still suffer the full consequences of her actions. It's not okay that we still have stuff like this and the KKK still lounging around in parts of the U.S.!!! And this in itself is pure disrespect to what the United States of America currently stands for.
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Old 11-17-2011, 08:17 AM
 
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You haven't seen my office, then.

The confederate battle flag isn't a symbol of racism. It's the battle flag of an army supporting a government which was pro-slavery... but you could say the same about the Stars and Stripes.
I'm an African American who is descended from more Confederate veterans than Union ones...and I do think it has been appropriated by the racists as a symbol of their beliefs.

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And the school picking on the "I love boobies" bracelet is pretty much exactly the sort of thing I'd expect small-minded authoritarians to do.
This I agree with.
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