THE TORCH IS PASSED TO A NEW GENERATION OF RACISTS
Raw Story reports:
A senior at Gibson County High School in Tennessee was kicked out of her prom last Saturday for wearing a dress that resembled the Confederate battle flag, according to The Jackson Sun.
School officials told 18-year-old Texanna Edwards that she could not wear the "offensive and inappropriate" dress, but she could change and come back to the event. However, Edwards refused to change out of her custom made dress and consequentially was not allowed to attend prom....
According to the Sun, Edwards had the dress custom-made; she "wanted her dress to look like the Confederate flag because she lives in the South and at the time she didn't know if there was a dress like hers." Well, there sure was a dress like hers in 2004:
A teenager is suing her eastern Kentucky school district for barring her from the prom for wearing a red dress styled as a large Confederate flag.
School officials called Jacqueline Duty's homemade dress too controversial and kept her out of Russell High School's May 1 prom.
Duty's federal lawsuit claims the Russell Independent Board of Education violated her First Amendment right to free speech and her right to celebrate her heritage....
Jacqueline did Texanna one better: instead of having hers made, she made hers herself -- and worked on it for four years. Here's hers:
Both Texanna and Jacqueline had similar reactions when they were told they couldn't attend prom dressed this way.
Texanna: She said in her four years as a student, she’s seen students wearing clothing bearing the Confederate flag with no incident.
Jacqueline: “We've all worn Confederate flags to school before,” she told the paper.
Yeah, I think that's the problem.