Students suspended for wearing Confederate flags

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confederate flagMAPLE VALLEY — Two students at Tahoma High School in Maple Valley were suspended for wearing Confederate flags around their necks, according to The Seattle Times.

They decided to do it after seeing another student come to class wearing a gay pride flag.  They said they were showing their Southern pride.  School officials say Confederate flags are banned, because they carry a message of hate, and are disruptive.

The students, both juniors, have been suspended until Monday.

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  • Travis

    If your caucasian you cant be proud. If your southern you cant be proud. You can only have pride in your ethnicity if you are black, hispanic, cuban, asian…….just so long as your not proud to be white. Funk that!!!!!!
    PC is killing America.

    – Southern by the grace of God

  • george

    This kind of stupid crap is exactly what's helping to bring down America. Reverse discrimination is just as bad if not more so due to the fact that those enacting this are out for revenge, a revenge they will never win because the ones they want revenge against have been dead and buried for many years now. When you say EQUAL rights I hope you don't mean politically correct because this would be an oxymoron.

  • james

    I don't know your background but there are clubs and organizations that promote some peoples European heritage. If you can't find one that fit your heritage you're welcome to visit the Italian American Club of Seattle.

    • Larry

      But is there a Caucasian American group? There is African American groups, no one bats an eye over. If a Caucasian American group pops up, then all hell breaks loose.

  • S. Nonfreak Texan

    Back when I believed in the Hippie Movement about Love, Peace, and all of that; you didn't have to be Gay (or be psychoanalyzed in Freudian Fashion) if you actually liked bright colors. Now doing that apparently 'Directly Symbolizes PERVERSION'…How 'bout that…The Rainbow is seen as something Perverse now but PERVERSION is SOLD as NORMAL. What's Wrong with that Picture?

  • Bootlegger59

    Now, it's time to bring out MY Confederate Flag, and wear it with PRIDE!! I admire Gen Lee, Stonewall Jackson and John S Mosby!! Now, I dare anyone to complain about MY PRIDE!! YOU, want to show yours, then I will show mine!!!! And THAT, is the way it is! No political correctness for me, I absolutely abhor the term and those who practice it. MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!! To all, whether you like it or not.

  • xyz

    you are only a racist if you are white…. i very much dislike anything that is not similar to myself, but i treat everyone with respect and understanding… until i see shit like this….. Maple Valley should be condemned for their racist actions towards human beings that enjoy who they are and where they come from….as everyone should. This country is FULL of 'dis-education' and 'worsening' ignorance….
    P.S. love and respect for gay pride too….

  • jeff

    The students should keep wearing the flags. This is outrages! Like the recent hate crime perpetrated on a white Soldier from Ft.Lewis by a proud African American Soldier that's not a hate crime is it?

  • Bootlegger59

    This political correct nonsense has gone way too far overboard……It's almost like a form of Communism or Germany under one Adolph Hitler!!! People cannot do things to offend some bleeding heart, or they will be grabbed and sent to prison or some gulag or punished because they stand up for what they believe and not what someone else believes. I love the the Confederate Flag, to me, it's an honorable one, and I am proud of it!! I wear my Southern shirts and am proud of it, and if you don't like it, then you're in real trouble. Now I'll do it more often, just to tick those political correct slugs off.