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Confederate Flag (Prom Dress) UPDATE
Georgia Heritage Coalition ^ | GHC

Posted on 12/20/2004 3:09:38 PM PST by DixieOklahoma

SCV supports Jaqueline Duty Confederate Prom Dress Lawsuit to be filed in Federal court in Lexington, KY

Press Release - December 17, 2004 - For Immediate Release

This past May Jacqueline Duty, an attractive honor student in Russell, Kentucky, prepared to attend prom night wearing a special dress she had designed herself. It was a classically cut strapless sheath, ankle-length with a shallow slit on one side, and sewn completely out of beaded sequins. And it tastefully incorporated a symbol of her Southern heritage; a Confederate Battle Flag turned upwards so that the starry blue arms of the St. Andrew’s Cross appeared to lay across the dress as a sash would.

What was supposed to be a most special night turned to horror, though, as her civil rights were grossly violated by the school principal, who prevented Jacqueline from even getting out of her car, yelled at her, threatened her and had police force her away simply for expressing pride in her Southern heritage.

“ ‘Justice and equality for all’ includes Southerners”, said Don Shelton, spokesman for the Kentucky Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans. “The support we provided for Castorina v. Madison County School Board helped make that point abundantly clear with the ruling made by the federal 6th circuit court. The support we’re providing for Jacqueline Duty should convince school systems that civil rights for Southern students is still a serious issue.”

The Kentucky Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans is offended by school administrators who think that Southern students don’t have the same constitutional rights as others. The SCV is aware of a number of school situations in Kentucky where the civil rights of Southern students are being violated by fiat or policy. Our message to school administrators is to obey the law and respect the rights of all students or face the inevitable legal consequences. Our message to the students and parents is that help is available. For more information go to www.kyscv.org.

The suit will be filed 1 p.m. Monday, December 20th at the federal courthouse in Lexington, KY. There will be a press conference at that time on the courthouse steps.

For further information contact:

Don Shelton Kentucky Division, SCV Heritage Defense Chairman
(859) 885-3248
(859) 396-4308
sheltonreb@qx.net
www.kyscv.org/heritage.htm

This brings the total plaintiffs in the case to 3 I believe. The Southern Legal Resource Center (SLRC), The Kentucky division Sons of Confederate Veterans, and of course the lovely lady wearing the dress in question


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I would not want to be in this school's shoes.


1 posted on 12/20/2004 3:09:38 PM PST by DixieOklahoma
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To: DixieOklahoma
Some months ago an e-mail made the rounds of some high school students in their prom outfits. The outfits were a tribute to the love of the students to sports in general and the NBA in particular.

Some of the outfits were hilarious. I deleted it soon after I received it, but if any one still has it, they should post some of those as an example of very poor fashion tastes.

2 posted on 12/20/2004 3:15:28 PM PST by Michael.SF. ("My only regret in life is that none of my children are gay." - Sharon Osborne)
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To: Michael.SF.

There is a bit of a fad to make prom outfits completely out of duct tape. I know someone who had the whole getup, shoes, wallet, hat, everything hand made from duct tape. Sort of odd.


3 posted on 12/20/2004 3:17:19 PM PST by Arkinsaw
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To: DixieOklahoma

Cool. I have a Battle Flag jacket that I haven't worn in a couple years. Probably won't wear it again until I can strap on a pistol, too.


4 posted on 12/20/2004 3:17:26 PM PST by PLMerite ("Unarmed, one can only flee from Evil. But Evil isn't overcome by fleeing from it." Jeff Cooper)
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To: Michael.SF.

Is that her date? Looks like he flunked a few grades.


5 posted on 12/20/2004 3:17:47 PM PST by I'm ALL Right! (Welcome to my addiction.)
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To: DixieOklahoma

I'm really not sure why a battle flag would make a good design for a prom dress. Couldn't you wear the Bonnie Blue Flag or something instead?


6 posted on 12/20/2004 3:17:51 PM PST by SedVictaCatoni (<><)
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To: DixieOklahoma

If she needs more legal help, the Rutherford Institute will go to court for her to defend her rights.

Link: http://www.rutherford.org/


7 posted on 12/20/2004 3:18:39 PM PST by Cedar
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To: DixieOklahoma

I remember reading somewhere that it is against protocol to wear the US flag as a garment - wonder if this applies to other flags as well? I too am curious if that gentelman is her date or her father perhaps?


8 posted on 12/20/2004 3:20:13 PM PST by sassbox
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To: Arkinsaw

The Company that makes Duct Tape sponsors a contest. The students with the best "Tape Outfit" receive scholarships for college.


9 posted on 12/20/2004 3:22:04 PM PST by Trinity5
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To: SedVictaCatoni

You dont have to be sure, The Lady wearing it was , and its her right. I hope she wins.


10 posted on 12/20/2004 3:22:04 PM PST by sgtbono2002
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To: DixieOklahoma
She shoulda made it using a 'Kente cloth' sash as a basis for the design.
11 posted on 12/20/2004 3:23:23 PM PST by BenLurkin (Big government is still a big problem.)
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To: DixieOklahoma

bump for later read


12 posted on 12/20/2004 3:25:26 PM PST by MissouriConservative ( Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more; you should never wish to do less. - Robert E. Lee)
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To: DixieOklahoma
I'm sure if she'd wanted to wear a black pajamas, a sari, a hijab or a Burka, that would be just fine with the principal.

We'll get to see if the principal and the school district are related to Timex, 'cause they are going to take a lick'n.

13 posted on 12/20/2004 3:26:32 PM PST by El Gato (Activist Judges can twist the Constitution into anything they want ... or so they think.)
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To: I'm ALL Right!
Looks like he flunked a few grades.

Not only that, but he is only a corporal. If he is going to pretend to be an enlisted man, he might as well be a pretend Sergent.

Kind of reminds me: How come Kadafi never made General?

14 posted on 12/20/2004 3:27:33 PM PST by Michael.SF. ("My only regret in life is that none of my children are gay." - Sharon Osborne)
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To: DixieOklahoma

1. The lady, while a talented seamstress, is foolish to think something like this wouldn't happen. If she didn't, then her parents should have known.

2. People getting upset over the battle flag show their ignorance of history and what the "Stars and Bars" represents. I'd bet if she made a dress to match the Confederate States' flag, 9 out of 10 people would have no clue what it is; including the idiot of a principal.


15 posted on 12/20/2004 3:31:07 PM PST by roostercashews
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To: Arkinsaw
"There is a bit of a fad to make prom outfits completely out of duct tape."

There is actually a contest for scholarship money. A couple of my former students have entered the competition. I've seen photos of some of the duct taped formal wear. Many of them were nicer (and covered more skin) than some of the clothing (or lack thereof) I've seen at proms lately.

...wife of Crawdad

16 posted on 12/20/2004 3:35:13 PM PST by Crawdad (I cried because I had no shoes, until I met a man who had no class.)
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To: I'm ALL Right!

Same face ... bet it's her dad.


17 posted on 12/20/2004 3:37:42 PM PST by Tax-chick (Keep Christ in Christmas starting at sundown on December 24!)
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To: anoldafvet; Apache48; aposiopetic; asformeandformyhouse; Ask_Y_First; auggy; bearsgirl90; ...
BLUEGRASS BUMP
18 posted on 12/20/2004 3:39:42 PM PST by RonPaulLives
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To: roostercashews

This dress appears to be made to resemble the Confederate Battle Flag, not the Stars & Bars.

Here's a link that shows the difference.

http://www.usflag.org/confederate.stars.and.bars.html


19 posted on 12/20/2004 3:41:52 PM PST by SittinYonder (Tancredo and I wanna know what you believe)
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To: BenLurkin







oh but she would be branded as a race baiter if she did that.

i love the stars and bars. but not as much as the stars and stripes. if the "african american" community can honor their heratage, why cant any other group. i am a missourian against slavery but since the emancipation proclomation only effected southern states to divide and create tension
to the south i can't totally disregard the feelings of the old south. let them be proud of their Roots.
to heck with the P.C. crowd we do not have slavery anymore .
its time to GIT OVER IT! P.S. I OWE YOU NOTHIN, but the respect i would give anyone else i meet.
now being irish someone please pay me for the injustice my great great grand daddy had to indure.


20 posted on 12/20/2004 3:43:46 PM PST by 537cant be wrong (no kittie! thats my pot pie!)
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To: DixieOklahoma
This is a flag of the confederacy although some state flag's had variations on it.

Stylistic variation:

21 posted on 12/20/2004 3:52:25 PM PST by TASMANIANRED (Free the Fallujah one)
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To: SittinYonder

Slipped while meaning to show a distinction between the Sates' flag and the battle flag. The Battle flag and States' flag are different animals, and most people wouldn't know what the States' flag looked like, or think the battle flag was the flag of the Southern states. She picked the battle flag to get a rise out of people, but that's her and her parent's choice.

Thanks for the head's up.


22 posted on 12/20/2004 3:57:00 PM PST by roostercashews
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To: PLMerite

I have a Battle Flag that I wear every day - it's a tattoo on my left arm with the word "Tennessee" under it.

Years ago, I was at a Bill Cosby Concert and was introduced to John Forsythe. He saw the tattoo and asked if I was from Tennessee. When I said I was, he asked what part and I told him "All of me, of course." He broke out laughing.


23 posted on 12/20/2004 3:57:39 PM PST by Tennessee_Bob (Come on you sons of bitches! Do you want to live forever?)
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To: TASMANIANRED

That's not the flag of the Confederacy. That's the battle flag. The Stars & Bars was the flag of the Confederacy and that's the Southern Cross (which was also the battle flag).


24 posted on 12/20/2004 3:59:58 PM PST by SittinYonder (Tancredo and I wanna know what you believe)
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To: SedVictaCatoni

I think the dress is in poor taste; not only does it NOT look good on her, it belittles the sacrifices of those who fought for AND against it.


25 posted on 12/20/2004 4:16:59 PM PST by Nucluside
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To: DixieOklahoma

I'd bet a months pay that there is some Civil War re-enacting going on in that family.

I'm not criticizing it - it seems to me that a girl from such a family might be genuine with her pride and not doing it to get a rise.


26 posted on 12/20/2004 4:47:13 PM PST by AggieCPA (Howdy, Ags!)
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To: Nucluside

I got the feeling that she's very proud of those sacrifices--that's why she wore the dress.


27 posted on 12/20/2004 4:48:06 PM PST by Cedar
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To: RonPaulLives

WOW! What an amazing dress! Makes me proud to be a rebel! And, a fellow Kentuckian!!


28 posted on 12/20/2004 5:11:28 PM PST by bearsgirl90
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To: Arkinsaw

29 posted on 12/20/2004 5:37:19 PM PST by Phantom Lord
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To: Tax-chick
Same face ... bet it's her dad.

This is the south tax-chic. Could be her cousin, brother, or father and her date!

30 posted on 12/20/2004 5:39:35 PM PST by Phantom Lord
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To: DixieOklahoma

I side with the schools position but not the stated reason.

No one should be allowed to desecrate the confederate flag by wearing it. It is far too noble a symbol to be used as clothing.

Now the UN flag OTOH would make a great grease rag........


31 posted on 12/20/2004 6:32:20 PM PST by festus (The constitution may be flawed but its a whole lot better than what we have now !)
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To: DixieOklahoma

Someone should inform the principal that the South lost.


32 posted on 12/20/2004 8:10:02 PM PST by TheDon (The Democratic Party is the party of TREASON)
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To: AggieCPA

Well, I for one like it. It could have been a whole lot worse.


34 posted on 12/20/2004 8:24:02 PM PST by MamaB (mom to an angel)
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To: DixieOklahoma

This was just plain stupid on the part of the school.

It is just obvious that if there was an anti-american PC symbolism on a prom dress then that would be acceptable. If some wacko had worn a dress with a free the "cop killer de jour" that would be acceptable.

Where is the picture of the principle?


35 posted on 12/20/2004 8:38:25 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE!)
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To: festus
Now the UN flag OTOH would make a great grease rag toilet paper........
36 posted on 12/20/2004 8:48:51 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Javelina

She ain't gonna win any beauty contests ... but I wouldn't (have, when I was a young man) toss her out for eating crackers.


37 posted on 12/20/2004 8:51:58 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Nucluside

I think she looks lovely in that dress. A shame that this happened to her. It'n not an "in your face" type of design.


38 posted on 12/20/2004 8:54:58 PM PST by Ciexyz (I use the term Blue Cities, not Blue States. PA is red except for Philly, Pgh & Erie)
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To: Ciexyz
It is in poor taste.

It is yet another example of misplaced loyalties and lost cause mythology worship

She has every right (IMO) to wear it. banning her from her prom is ridiculous & indefensible. Stupidity and poor taste are not against the law. I hope the school gets pummeled.

39 posted on 12/20/2004 8:58:26 PM PST by NJ Neocon (Democracy is tyranny of the masses. It is three wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner)
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To: AggieCPA

Her companion displays the absolute MOST common historical error in all of re-enacting ...


40 posted on 12/20/2004 9:00:48 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: DixieOklahoma

What a stupid lawsuit. Principals should be able to send home anyone who shows up dressed inappropriately for a school function, too bad that action isn't taken more often. Whatever happened to common sense?

The irony is that this stunt reinforces the stereotype of the Dixie-fanatics being a bunch of obsessed and wound-too-tight goofballs.


41 posted on 12/20/2004 9:18:46 PM PST by Diddle E. Squat
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To: Diddle E. Squat
2002 Duct Tape Prom Contest Winners
42 posted on 12/20/2004 9:30:32 PM PST by rawhide
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To: rawhide
2003 Duct Tape Prom Contest Winners
43 posted on 12/20/2004 9:31:45 PM PST by rawhide
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To: rawhide
2001 Duct Tape Prom contest Winners
44 posted on 12/20/2004 9:32:58 PM PST by rawhide
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To: rawhide

url to read about the Duct Tape contest:
http://www.octanecreative.com/ducttape/fashion/prom/http://www.octanecreative.com/ducttape/fashion/prom/


45 posted on 12/20/2004 9:34:35 PM PST by rawhide
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To: rawhide

Yeah, those are pretty stupid, too. If her prom was full of this, then I guess she has a gripe. When I was in high school we were all in black tuxes and stylish dress, with colored bow ties and cumberbunds the only major variations, other than a few bitter cranks, who I guess would be goths these days.

But then most of us also had taste and took pride in our appearance, instead of wearing scruffy rags, plumber's crack fall-down pants, and greasy wakeup hair.


46 posted on 12/20/2004 9:50:59 PM PST by Diddle E. Squat
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To: Stonewall Jackson; Morgan's Raider; Sir Gawain; Squantos; Lion Den Dan; the irate magistrate

IMHO the young lady needs supported in this. Some of the FReepJerks need to relook their reasons for being on Free Republic. Seems like the libs are invading here more than ever.


47 posted on 12/21/2004 2:43:58 AM PST by SLB ("We must lay before Him what is in us, not what ought to be in us." C. S. Lewis)
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To: Phantom Lord

Yer funny, Yank!


48 posted on 12/21/2004 5:28:04 AM PST by Tax-chick (Keep Christ in Christmas starting at sundown on December 24!)
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To: SLB

What if the dress had and RNC republican eliphant theme? Would this publik skuul principle have banned that too?

What if her dress had a large cross on the side?

What if her dress had written Merry Christmas?!


49 posted on 12/21/2004 6:17:40 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE!)
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To: SLB

Yep the sh*tfilter seems to be down the last few days.....:o)


50 posted on 12/21/2004 6:36:51 AM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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