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Old 01-17-2014, 07:06 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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“I did not want to believe that. That the school actually let him walk around as an African American child with a Confederate cap on,”
the mother said.

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Old 01-17-2014, 07:54 PM
 
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Could have been worse.
It's funny that the kid thought nothing of it, but the mom is certainly a drama queen. I wonder if she would have been as offended if the hat were blue.
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Old 01-18-2014, 12:08 AM
 
Location: Southeastern Cumberland County
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She should ask the African-American soldiers that fought for the Confederacy if they minded wearing it??!
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Old 01-18-2014, 03:39 PM
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Location: Upstairs closet
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I got 99 problems at school, but Confederate hat ain't one!
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Old 01-18-2014, 08:44 PM
 
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So if a Jewish kid came home wearing a cap with a swastika on it, I suppose that would be "no big deal" either. I know, I know - according to you all it's "not the same at all" and folks just need to "get over" history.
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Old 01-18-2014, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Lake Norman Area
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So if a Jewish kid came home wearing a cap with a swastika on it, I suppose that would be "no big deal" either. I know, I know - according to you all it's "not the same at all" and folks just need to "get over" history.
There were no markings on the cap at all. Only looking on the inside of the cap was a label that said it was Confederate. Other than that it was just a gray cap....I'm pretty sure the mother had no idea what it was until she looked for some name tag in it.
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Old 01-18-2014, 09:20 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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So if a Jewish kid came home wearing a cap with a swastika on it, I suppose that would be "no big deal" either. I know, I know - according to you all it's "not the same at all" and folks just need to "get over" history.

So what it being a confederate soldier hat, the boy was honor to won the gift. The mom is the one teaching hate. Blacks help fight the war on both sides.
Large number of African-Americans who served in the confederacy. Some were musicians or body servants, but some also fought.

By the way - way to go mom - make the prize her child won mean a bunch of controversy instead of prize he cherished.
Kudos to you for laying your own nonsense on an innocent child who was probably pleased as pie to be able to come home and show her what he won and how happy he was.


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Old 01-21-2014, 07:21 PM
 
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Consider why this woman is offended, and why we should be, too:

Confederacy approves black soldiers — History.com This Day in History — 3/13/1865
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Old 01-21-2014, 11:05 PM
 
Location: Southeast Arizona
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It's a Confederate kepi cap.

I would have KILLED for one of those growing up!
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