Southern Pride or Racism... Student Suspended for Wearing Confederate Flag Attire!!!
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Including this Confederate flag wearer… Jagger Starnes.
A student at Fayetteville High School in Fayetteville, Ark., has been suspended for wearing — & refusing to remove — a Confederate flag-themed shirt & face paint in support of a pro-flag movement called #HistoryNotHate.
Several students showed up to school in apparel featuring the controversial flag & were told by the administration to remove it, but one did not comply & received an out-of-school suspension, according to local NBC affiliate KARK. Now the teens say they are upset with the way school officials are handling the situation, & they defend their right to dress in Confederate flag themes.
“None of us are racist. None of us are doing it for hate,” said student Jagger Starnes to KARK.
“It’s Southern pride, & we’re not gonna take it off for anyone. This is our flag. It’s Arkansas. This is the South.”
But school officials say they aren’t taking a political stance & are not trying to impede anyone’s rights as an American. Instead, they’re trying to keep the peace, they say.
“We’re not trying to trample on their First Amendment rights,” Fayetteville High School Principal Jay Dostal told KARK.
“We’re just trying to have a safe & orderly school environment.”
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By: Kristine Solomon