Twenty-five students at Christiansburg High School in Virginia, protesting the school’s ban on racist symbols, wore confederate flag clothing in defiance of the school’s dress code’s inclusion of a ban on racist symbols. They were told to either take off or reverse their shirts. Two students complied and the other twenty-three were given an in-school suspension in accordance with district policy for violation of the dress code. Several of these students displayed ignorant behavior and created a disturbance in the school and were sent home, some with a one-day suspension and others with a three-day suspension as a result of their disruption of the school by their ignorant behavior. See story here, here, and here.
Here’s one of the thugs getting his suspension.
Isn’t wearing the flag as a cape disrespectful? This shows the thug is basically uninformed about the flag and is simply a little brat trying to get attention.
Some of these thugs threatened to continue to disrupt the education process at the school. I wonder how many suspensions result in expulsion. The school system certainly doesn’t need ignorant, racist thugs disrupting education for students capable of learning.
Here’s a photo of a group of the thugs.
You can see one of the thugs displaying his lack of knowledge about the flag here.
More of the thugs’ stupidity, as well as an idiot parent, here.
They make the phony claim that “It’s not racist.” No, it’s not anymore racist than carrying around a flag with the N-word emblazoned on it. C. J. Johnson, a linebacker at Ole Miss, agrees that it’s the same as displaying the N-word: “It sickens me when I see (a Confederate flag) on people’s cars on campus. If you have the Confederate flag on your vehicle, you have a problem. And I don’t care if it’s socially what you believe in or it’s morally what you believe in or you’re just doing it for s—s and giggles. It’s just the fact of what it stands for. It’s almost like you might as well put a tag on the front of your car that says ‘n—–.’ That’s really what it boils down to. You might as well just put a big tag on the front of your car or hang a big flag on the back of your car and just say the N-word.” It’s good to see some folks pay attention in history class.
A teenager in Lebanon, PA was also suspended for wearing a confederate flag shirt to school, again claiming it wasn’t racist, and again supported by his clueless parent. There’s an additional story on that here. He apparently didn’t expect there would be a consequence to his violation of the dress code. If you break the rules, you have to take the consequences.