Friday, September 7, 2018

Confederate Flag Controversy

The Civil War may have ended almost 150 years ago but this flag still evokes powerful emotions. Take the recent story from Charlottesville, VirginiaWho do you think was to blame? How could this situation have been avoided? Could this have happened at our own school? 

The Confederate battle flag, called the "Southern Cross" or the cross of St. Andrew, has been described variously as a proud emblem of Southern heritage and as a shameful reminder of slavery and segregation. In the past, several Southern states flew the Confederate battle flag along with the U.S. and state flags over their statehouses. Others incorporated the controversial symbol into the design of their state flags. The Confederate battle flag has also been appropriated by the Ku Klux Klan and other racist hate groups. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, more than 500 extremist groups use the Southern Cross as one of their symbols.

Recently Kanye West has been seen wearing the Confederate Flag and selling it on his merchandise.  Why?  What does Larry the Cable guy and a tribe of warriors in Africa have to say about that?

Sweet Home Talawanda... Kanye can 'do what he want' but what will happen to you if you wear a confederate flag to school?  Are our school rules fair?

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