Skip to comments.Confederate Flag Clothing Causes Controversy
Posted on 10/10/2006 5:08:28 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
The principal at a Fayette County middle school has banned all clothing with the confederate flag emblem...
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The article goes on to state that Malcolm X clothing is allowed at the school.
Anybody who follows these threads knows I am no fan of the Confederacy. And the Confederate flag is a very poor symbol of Southern heritage. The Confedracy was a movement of a relatively small group of politicians and not a true popular revolution. A large number of Southerners only showed lukewarm support for the CSA or were outright Unionists.
But this typical double standard in the schools today is terribly wrong. If the Confederate X is banned for offensivness, why isn't the Malcolm X? This is the failure of PC, it's not mutual respect and civility, but rather it's "I can hit you, but don't hit back". This does nothing to further goodwill.
I say ban both Xs. Better yet, make them all wear unifroms.
Make 'em all wear dress clothing!
The USSC has already ruled on this issue. This kid already has a nice lawsuit neatly tied up and ready to go against the school. Being PC means you are going to have to say you are sorry.
By banning either or both a mystique is created for youth who normally seek ways to show rebellion during the teenage years. Sometimes I think schools know nothing about children.
Bet they can wear burkas and rag-tops for "muzzie day".
I'm offended by muslim emblems, yet teachers are teaching our kids about the Koran in school...can they ban islamic items?
The outrage over the Stars and Bars is totally contrived. Jesse Jackson made it an issue in the 1980s.
When I was a kid in NY in the 1960s it was all over...as we were in Civil War Centennial mode. No one regarded it as a symbol of racism.
Sure, Georgia and Mississippi had it inserted into their state flags as a measure of defiance against federal efforts of desegragation, but still the banner was viewed as relatively benign.
Witness its use in thr late 70s/early 80s on the roof of the General Lee in the "Dukes of Hazard." No one was complaining then.
As for Malcolm X: good point. That racist is even on a US postage stamp. :-(
Might be of interest.
UNIONISTS?!? No they were not. Southerners saw the formation of a centralized government under Lincoln no less a threat to liberty than the English monarchy their grandfathers had fought. They believed each state had a right to govern its own people as its own populus saw fit without the dictate of a central comptroller. They believed when Lincoln called 75,000 troops to a standing army, he violated the Constitution. They believed when Lincoln sent them against their Southern counterparts, he violated morality. More than a half million dead and another million or more wounded is hardly "lukewarm" support.
But your post doesn't fit in with the revisionist tripe taught in schools and colleges today.
But, if Liberals didn't have revisionism, they would have.... nothing.
Is Che Guevara clothing banned too?
>>>>And the Confederate flag is a very poor symbol of Southern heritage. The Confedracy was a movement of a relatively small group of politicians and not a true popular revolution. A large number of Southerners only showed lukewarm support for the CSA or were outright Unionists.<<<<
Where did you learn Confederate history? The Southern Poverty Law Center? The NAACP?
Well said...and now I don't have to post.
5 years of dying is lukewarm support?
I believe that lukewarm support was given to slavery. Not all who fought had slaves or believed slavery was right.
The support for the War of Northern Aggression was the support for States Rights. Those rights were lost.
They did so because the Republicans ran on the platform of limiting the growth of slavery.
This is what they saw as a threat to their 'rights'.
They did not think each state had a right to govern its own people when they demanded that Northern States return runaway slaves and used the Federal gov't to enforce that law.
This nation was either going to be either all free or all slave.
The Confederate flag represents the side that wanted it all slave.
But this thread is on school clothing not the Confederate flag.
I agree with the Col. and another poster that a dress code should be put in place either uniforms or high standard clothing (like one would wear to church or work)
> Southerners saw the formation of a centralized government under Lincoln no less a threat to liberty than the English monarchy their grandfathers had fought.
And so, they formed a feudal system straight out of the middle ages.
> They believed when Lincoln called 75,000 troops to a standing army, he violated the Constitution.
So they formed their own standing army, and attacked the United States first.
> They believed when Lincoln sent them against their Southern counterparts, he violated morality.
So it's OK for Southern serfs to attack Northern citizens, but not appropriate for the Northerners to respond.