Skip to comments.North Carolina elementary school rewards black student with Confederate hat
Posted on 01/21/2014 4:03:43 AM PST by dennisw
The 9-year-old boy's outraged mother said she's unable to grasp how her son's school thought it was appropriate to send him home with the hat on his head. 'This stands for a dark time in our history,' Natasha Lea told MyFox8 in tears. A North Carolina mother is reeling after an elementary school rewarded her black son with a Confederate Army hat.
When Natasha Lea's 9-year-old son Jacob got off his Reidsville school bus last week, she said she was absolutely floored by what she saw him wearing on his head.
Natasha Lea said she can't understand why her son's elementary school thought the item was appropriate for an African American boy to wear.
"I did not want to believe that. That a school actually let him walk around as an African American child with a Confederate cap on," she said.
Rockingham County Spokesperson Karen Hyler confessed that the hat was given away to Lea's son as part of a class prize in exchange for "big bucks," a kind of academic currency rewarded to their students.
But the gift wasn't given in a "malicious way" by his teacher, she said.
"Before winter break in December, the class had an auction where students could bid on different items using their 'big bucks,'" she told MyFox8. The grey and black hat shows no markings on the outside but on the inside the tag, seen here, reads 'Confederate.'
The grey and black hat shows no markings on the outside but on the inside the tag, seen here, reads 'Confederate.'
The cap, one of several items donations by families to be used as prizes, was consequently given to Jacob.
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no outside Confederate markings on it!!!!!
She may have ruined her son’s special day, but I’m even more concerned about the rest of his life.
The kid chose this prize himself and cared enough to look for it. I find the mother disappointing.
I’m beginning to think our society will never change. AA’s have been so brain washed that they just believe what they hear.
The left have robbed the blacks of their country, they do not have one now.
Someone donated the hat for the teachers to use in an auction using script the kids had earned. The kid freely and willing chose the hat. Given the current state of education, it is likely that the teachers involved had no idea of the significance of the color and shape of the hat.
The proverbial tempest in the hysterical teapot.
Ms Lea, were you a slave in the 1800s? Your son wanted it and besides do you know that blacks did fight for the south?
Black slaves were impressed to perform tasks for the CSA, and some officers brought servants from home. The blacks involved identified for the most part with the Southern home, and were not necessarily Union sympathizers. Towards the end of the War the Confederate Government, offered slaves the opportunity with a promise of manumission after the War, and black units were formed.
Methinks a whiff of lawsuit is in the air. The buzzards circle in their kettle.
Louisiana had a relatively large number of free blacks, and black slaveholders.
Time to be done with being offended. Folks who are offended are weak.
She woke up outraged, then learned about the hat.
The First Louisiana Native Regiment was an all black Civil War unit.
There were actually 2 of units with this same name. The Union Unit had all black enlisted men with white officers. The Confederate Unit had all black enlisted men, but the officers were black. What does this show?
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