Friday, September 14, 2007

NC High School Bans American Flag

We read:

"On the sixth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, students at one high school were not allowed to wear clothes with an American flag. Under a new school rule, students at Hobbton High School are not allowed to wear items with flags, from any country, including the United States. The new rule stems from a controversy over students wearing shirts bearing flags of other countries.

Gayle Langston said her daughter, Jessica, was told to remove her Stars and Stripes t-shirt. "Today she wanted to wear her shirt, and I had to tell her no", said Langston. "She didn't like it at all because I knew it would get her in trouble. Of all days, 9/11, she could not wear her American Flag shirt"

The superintendent of schools in Sampson County calls the situation unfortunate, but says educators didn't want to be forced to pick and choose which flags should be permissible.


So there is nothing special to America about the American flag??

Under great pressure, the school has now lifted the ban but is being threatened by the ACLU if they do not allow Mexican and other flags as well. What the basis of the ACLU threat might be remains unclear. Is it "racist" to display the American flag in America?