Skip to comments.Teen Suspended From N.J. School For Wearing Confederate Flag Shirt
Posted on 11/14/2011 6:10:50 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
EAST WINDSOR, N.J. (CBSNewYork) A 14-year-old New Jersey girl has been suspended for wearing a sweatshirt with a Confederate flag on it.
Many see it as a symbol of hate and racism, but this teenager claims its part of her heritage, reports CBS 2s Christine Sloan.
Torri Albrecht said Monday when she showed up to her middle school wearing a sweatshirt with the confederate flag. She said her vice principal gave her a choice:
He said I had to take off the sweatshirt or flip it inside out or face the consequences, Albrecht said.
But the eighth grader, who was born in Virginia and lived there just a year, said she refused to take it off.
It shows I am from the South. I am proud of where I came from and it shows my heritage, Albrecht said.
The teenagers mother, who took a picture at the Kreps Middle School, said her daughter was suspended for not changing into something else a violation, she said, of her First Amendment rights.
The Indian kids get to wear turbans. The Jewish children can wear yarmulkes. Thats their birth right, their heritage. Its my daughters heritage, said Jane West, Albrechts mother.
An assistant superintendent said Albrecht was not suspended for the sweatshirt but for a confidentiality policy they cant discuss.
When I got the suspension slip it said she was disrespectful when asked to remove her sweatshirt, West said.
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When your side loses a war... you don’t get to fly your flag any more.
“...The Indian kids get to wear turbans. The Jewish children can wear yarmulkes...”
I wonder if this is the disrespectful part the administration is referencing. I have a strong prejudice in this girl’s favor.
I catch some crap for it but I display the Battle Flag when I see fit; I’m too old to care if someone is offended.
You haven’t been to Cinco de Mayo lately...
One of the higher Federal Courts has already made a decision about this issue and the side that wished to wear the Confederate Battle Flag won. The exception is that if the school banned all symbols, religious or ethnic, they could justify the decision. If I were this girl, I’d own the school.
The kid should have taken off the shirt then screamed “RAPE!”
...wear it again next week, but have your mom sew in big red letters “the vice principal sucks” on the inside....then when she’s say’s turn your shirt inside out..........ta-dah!
When the South lost it was a loss for all of us who are fighting the all-powerful nanny state and we’re not winning now either. They are already saying we can’t fly the Stars and Stripes in some places.
It was France... but a win is a win.
And a divided USA loses WWII... and you’d be speaking Japanese now.
She should wear a shirt with the Georgia state flag.
“...And a divided USA loses WWII...”
You don’t believe that yourself. The tide had turned before the Roosevelt-weakened U.S. had been in the war one full year.
There was the Mexican-American war, and then the incursion of Pancho Villa which Pershing repelled and prosecuted...
But I still get your point; the vanquished can’t fly their flag in the US.
This bigoted slug needs to get a life. The Confederate Navy jack was, and remains, a symbol of Honor. As the great-grandson of a Confederate veteran, I am sick and tired of having to kowtow to the "feelings" of jackasses who know NOT of what they speak.
Laugh all you want.
The Civil War was fought 150 years ago.
You didn’t kill us...
I have heard stories from N.J. friends who tell of school students wearing the black baseball cap with the X; black nationalist flag on tee-shirts; Louis Farrakhan tee-shirts; “It’s a Black Thing, You Wouldn’t Understand Tee-Shirts”... that is OK. But wear the Confederate Flag? Oh, that is terrible!! You are offending the minority and some white students!!
PV's attack was a raid, not an invasion. And it was not a success. He achieved complete surprise but nevertheless lost 5x the men the Americans did, despite outnumbering them 2:1. He retreated right back across the border.
Pershing didn't know about it until well after the fact. He did not "repel" the attack. That was done by the men, black cavalrymen, and junior officers on the spot.
The American incursion into Mexico was not a success by any reasonable measure, militarily or otherwise, and came pretty close to turning into a disaster.
I once saw a t-shirt with Albert Einstein which said "It's a white thing, you wouldn't understand". Should have gotten one when I saw it.
It's more likely that we'd have simply been assigned different landing beaches for the Normandy Invasion.
We’ve been at war with Mexico, Britain, Germany, France (undeclared), Soviet Russia (cold), and other countries, yet those flags are everywhere.
The Stars and Stripes flew over slavery and bigotry for 80 years before the Rebel Flag was ever conceived. Should we get rid of that too?
Or why don’t we just get rid of any kind of icon that means anything to anyone. You’d probably be happy with white flags flying everywhere.
That does explain why those high school boys in California weren't allowed to wear the American flag.
Charles Martel...hmmm...now there is a name that would be very offensive to many high school students...not just in Dearborn, Michigan...but sadly in Nashville, Tennessee too. The Mohammedan invastion is here and now and many thousands more are on the way.
I’ll stand corrected- my original point was that the defeated Mexicans have no problem flying their flag here.
You’re a hoot. Good luck my FRiend.
Don’t rely on the northern industrial base. It’s decayed, if you haven’t been to Buffalo or Allentown lately.
Guess where the remaining manufacturing jobs are: (Hint- non-union, open shop states)
Maybe the Feds will help your cause.
The answer is to ban logos and slogans. Either adhere to a strict dress code or switch to uniforms. It's what many private schools do.
Apparently you are only allowed to wear the Mexican or rainbow flags these days because those are not disruptive or controversial at all.
Another federal court just recently said the schools can ban US flags during Cinco Da Mayo while Hispanic kids can still wear Mexican flag shirts.
If one in one hundred high schools students knows who CM is, I'll be quite surprised.
Just as a hypothetical, should students of German ancestry be allowed to wear swastika armbands?
When we said “Free Speech”, we didn’t mean for you.
Now pay your taxes - your government is broke. :)
So he asked her to take her clothes off, and she would not keep it a secret?
When your side loses a war... you dont get to fly your flag any more.
I agree. This girl lives in New Jersey but transferred from the South (she should have stayed in the South where this type of behavior is applauded.). Anyway, I think that the school needs to put out a list of items not appropriate to wear to school at the beginning of the year. That would take care of a lot of kids trying to get away with whatever they want. The other option is to have the kids wear uniforms. Catholic schools never have these stupid problems.
Actually, the "confederacy" wasn't even a confederacy. Their constitution, cribbed from ours almost verbatim, created a consolidated republic just as faulty as ours.
Had they created an actual confederacy, I might sympathize with the slavers, but the Constitution they created proves that their politicians were interested in one thing only--and it wasn't LIBERTY:
That is why the South has been flying that flag since the Civil War....it is called free speech.
” This girl lives in New Jersey but transferred from the South (she should have stayed in the South where this type of behavior is applauded.).
That’s right...The family were idiots for moving to New Joyzi :D
Do you even understand what the war was fought over or is the rewritten history taught today your only clue...here is a hint...it was not started over slavery that was added after the fighting began because Lincoln could not get the North excited about fighting their neighbors, he needed a moral cause added to the fight to get some movement in his favor...it got the churches behind him...yep some even in the South but it was not what started the fight or the main issue at hand.
Really? That should surprise the hell out of the British [1783, 1815], the Japanese , the Italians [1943, although the Royal Crown was subsequently removed], the French [dawn of mankind to the present], the Danes, Norwegians, Dutch, and Belgians , and some might argue us [ Viet Nam, see Democrat Congress].
Her problem is that aggrieved minority trumps Caucasian heritage.
I don’t care. Wear the tee shirts in the South. Why bring it to a school in the North when they already know they won that war. It is dumb. It is like me wearing a Superbowl shirt 10 years after my team lost. Just stupid.
Yeah but putting the Confederate Flag on the same level as religious garb is kind of ridiculous.
Just so you know Stormer as courtesy.
I pinged the Moderator.
I don’t dry snitch...I dislike the whole idea.
Your post was over the top and vulgar.
Hat tip to the moderator.
I’ve been here 11 years....less than half dozen times I have reported someone..I don’t like using it.
Have a nice day wherever you are.
Tomorrow, every kid in the school should wear a confederate flag shirt.
I’ll bet they wouldn’t mind the kids wearing a Che shirt or the Mexican flag.
the War between the States is still going on politically...it never really ended
the North eventually prevailed thru attrition and preserved a “Union” but never achieved the political goal of locking up the South via black votes and white disenfranchisement for the GOP except briefly till 1877
since then it’s been back to a political war where today things are truly at a head again..not over slavery or secession etc
but over the Federal Leviathan...a Leviathan that largely is here today due to actions taken in Washington during that horrible war
there is a long arm of history
scratch thru the surface of the internet and you'd likely find that is what is at play here too on this thread but few of the south bashers ever admit it...although one nut always claimed some white southern plantation owner once raped his ex wife's ancestor...hence he hates any vestige of Dixie...and no I am not joking...poor thing...still in love with his ex
I don't mind NeoYankees hating us...truly...but most of them are from stock that came here after the troubles..unlike us...and they as a rule can't manage their own traditionally leftist affairs so why do they worry over ours?
White southerners are the most reliable social conservatives on the planet and without our steadfast block we all perish in a sea of minorites and weak whites like many whites up north..maybe they are just resentful
Whites in Mississippi...that most southern and racist of states to these klowns votes 88-90% GOP
Whites in New Jersey voted only 50% in 2008 for GOP...and there are many YANKEE states that do far worse than that
Hence...they should be on their knees showing their gratitude and kissing the hem of our historical flags and whistling not just Dixie but let's throw in When Johnny Comes Marching Home while we are at it
And don't get me started on who disproportionately supplies most of our combat oriented military...those actually seeking to make contact
Yankees...God love em really...they are only a faint memory of what they were in the mid 19th century...that must hurt
Btw...hanging right now from my front portico on the grounds of a former plantation in Williamson county...a Mississippi flag...my home state...and my kids wear it to school...plenty of northerners in Williamson...so far I have found a majority to be reasonable...not so in Nashville proper though...I change flags after a few months or for occasions and holidays...before this it was a KTM motocross flag for my lads...sometimes St George...sometimes Bonnie...sometimes Old Glory...even the old Sullivan's Jack