We get this story from Prophetstown, Illinois of someone “celebrating” his “southern heritage” by being an obnoxious brat.
Chris Kulla, a sophomore at Prophetstown High School, celebrates his “southern pride” by wearing confederate iconography on his clothing in violation of the school’s dress code. Kulla claims, “wearing his Southern pride on his sleeve hasn’t bothered any fellow students.” So the reporter asked his fellow students. “Dontae Johnson, a 16-year-old junior and one of two black students among the 282 kids enrolled at the school, said he and other students are both offended and distracted. Johnson has a math class with Kulla, and said he’s told him that his words and actions are offensive, but that the behavior persists. He said he also has told Principal Joshua Johnson, who has given Kulla at least 10 suspensions, in Kulla’s estimation. Kulla also admitted to yelling at the administrator, which earned him a half-day out-of-school suspension.”
How does Kulla explain the number of suspensions? “We’re a stubborn family. We don’t listen too well.” His classmate, Dontae Johnson, is more adult about it: “At that point, it’s you taking yourself away from your education, not anyone else taking you away from it, and you’re taking education away from the rest of us.”
Does this prime example of confederate heritage care? Of course not. “Following a recent run-in with Principal Johnson for wearing clothes bearing the flag, Kulla showed up for the next math class with mini-flags in his pocket and proceeded to wave them, Dontae Johnson said.”
Dontae isn’t the only student who has a problem with Kulla’s boorish behavior. “Dantae’s classmate and best friend since preschool, Kanyon Crady, 17, said he’s seen Kulla use the Confederate flag to antagonize Johnson many times. ‘It’s a symbol of hate that’s offensive to people,’ Crady said. ‘If I were to wear a shirt to our school saying ‘Black Pride’ or a ‘Black Panthers’ shirt, that would be a huge deal,’ Johnson said.”
Kulla’s family moved to the area in may, and Kulla said, “he and his brothers – two of whom attend the high school – wear Confederate flag apparel to school with regularity. In fact, they’re planning to wear them to school today, and then to the school board meeting that night – along with at least 10 other students.”
The principal is standing his ground, which Johnson appreciates. “Johnson said he rarely saw the Confederate flag in the school before Kulla’s arrival. And since, he said many other Tampico students have rallied by wearing clothes bearing it and even guarding Kulla from administration and law enforcement when officers have been on campus and have tried to intervene.”
So what do we have here? We have a young white man who deliberately attempts to antagonize black students with confederate iconography, and thus far disciplinary suspensions have had no effect on him. He continues to act like a thug, disrupting the education process in the school.
Perhaps expulsion is in order in this case. The individual obviously is incapable of learning, as we find with most confederate heritage morons. So it’s wasting time and resources on an idiot who can’t learn.
There’s a saying that you can’t teach a pig to sing. That metaphor fits this situation.