Skip to comments.Confederate flag shirts stir tensions at Mo. high school
Posted on 05/13/2013 12:53:39 PM PDT by 0.E.O
NIXA, Mo. The Nixa school district is refusing to allow students to wear T-shirts emblazoned with the Confederate flag to memorialize a classmate's death.
The Springfield News-Leader reports that students wanted to wear the shirts on the anniversary of a Colby Snider's May 1, 2012, death from carbon monoxide poisoning. Besides the Confederate flag, the shirts included the slogan "heritage
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The dead boy’s family makes and sells these shirts.
“Colby’s life touched a lot of people,” says Jodie. One of the things that was important to Colby’s friends was their southern pride and heritage. “They claim to be rednecks.”
So they created a t-shirt in Colby’s honor.
They’re in a government school.....what did they expect?
If this was the La Raza crowd with Mexican flags the admins would leave them alone.
Nothing wrong with being a Redneck.
Maybe if your hatred of half this nation didn’t make you such a bigot you might have read more and talked stooped less and actually understood the article.
My take on the Rebel flag is such that I don’t see it as making a statement in support of slavery or denigrating Blacks today.
I see it more of a statement of Southern pride, state’s rights, a legacy of people’s pride in their own region, as opposed to something being crammed down their throats by the government.
This isn’t an attempt to rewrite history, or open the real cause of the Civil war to debate. It’s an attempt to understand why people cling to the Rebel flag today, and merely see it as a source of regional pride.
Is anyone convinced that wearing those shirts was done to make a statement against Blacks or in support of slavery?
I live about 60 miles from Nixa and we have some guys who like to drive around town with a big confederate flag mounted on the back of their pickup. It always struck me as funny seeing as how the southern landowners who ran the Confederacy didn't have much use for the poor uneducated whites who now days ride around with confederate flags hanging out the back of their trucks.
Are you sure your own hatred and bigotry for the other half isn't coloring your viewpoint?
Well that explains it more than the other article did. Thanks.
I suppose it really shouldn’t matter. The thugs memorializing Saint Skittles of Sanford down in Florida were praised by the liberal media morons for wearing hoodies...so I think a historical representation of a flag that flew over the land ought to be allowed...
no one is pro-slavery these days (well, I take that back—some Muslim tribes and gangsters in the Sudan DO take slaves from the black interior of their continent)...so the Confederate flag no longer is considered a pro-slavery symbol to those who wear it proudly.
Live and let live, right?
Even with the “Heritage, Not Hate” on there they can’t deal with it. I guess it would force the school to actually teach the truth behind the confederate flag. If they know it, which I doubt.
I’m guessing he was a Lynyrd Skynyrd fan.
Get enough people to wear the shirts and dare the PC clowns to kick you all out. This is about freedom of speech, not Confederate Flags .
Personally, I’m offended by the homo “rainbow” flag (the Fag Flag?) and the insipid UN flag too. Stop flying them or I’ll sue.