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.
“I see it more of a statement of Southern pride...”
“Heritage not Hate” is the perfect slogan for those shirts.
I didn’t post this article and make such a bigoted statement, you did. Own it, boy.
Will you own up as well?
Sounds reasoned to me...
Patrimonio no odia, si se puede.
That works too, we don’t get to choose our predecessors.
“Will you own up as well?”
I didn’t make any bigoted statements, you did. I guess you ain’t man enough to own your own behavior. Typical liberal. Always trying to point the finger somewhere besides themselves.
It doesn't. Either Colby or his friends are into Confederate flags and identify them with things he liked to do: "mudding, hunting, fishing, being with his buddies, Ford trucks, that sort of thing." It sounds a little like they went with the first thing they thought of, rather than tinkering with the original concept for a while to improve it.
Somebody's bound to bring up Che or Mao shirts (but when was the last time anybody ever wore a Mao shirt?). It looks like the ACLU would defend students who wore Che or Mao or Confederate or pro-gun or anti-gun or pro-gay or (within reason) anti-gay t-shirts, so there's not a double standard there. They do object to flying Confederate flags near court houses or over public buildings, though.
naah, they’d not just leave them alone, they declare them all “patriots and heroes”
Stupid. Would they have shirts with the Nazi emblem also...the South and Nazis lost the war and those defeated emblems belong in musems and history books. Its unAmerican to give them honor when we have the American flag a symblom which represents liberty for all.
What idiot let the school know it was happening? Just do it, let the PC panty-waists foul their knickers over it.
I think it's more a vision of the Confederacy as they wish it was more than the Confederacy as it actually was. But that's true of a lot of symbols.
Now where did I leave my “Oh no - not this sh!t again!” JPG? LOL
What “bigoted statement” did he make?
I’m glad I was born in New Mexico and my wife was born in TEXAS!
Unfortunately my kids were born in Arkansas.
Robert E. Lee High School!!!
So I guess the Confederacy and the Third Reich are a viewed a little differently. Care to retract your stupid statement?
11 states had the enormous cajones to tell the Feds to f off. Not even a snow pea twit like you can take that away from them.
For those of you who aren’t aware, here are some other choice lines from the poem CVA chooses to quote from as his tagline.
I hates the Constitution, this “Great Republic,” too!...
I hates the Declaration of Independence, too!...
And I hates their striped banner, and I fit it all I could.
So proclaiming undying hatred of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the American flag is apparently viewed by some around here as the acme of patriotism.
I’ll cut some slack for the author of the poem. He had been defeated and was understandably and forgivably defiant and resentful.
But I will never understand those who choose to resurrect such sentiments from a long-buried past.
I'll bet this HUGE Federal Govt sign bothers you....
Actually I think it's more of a matter of 11 states having the poor sense to rebel and lacked the cojones to win.
Well the Southern states certainly would know all about the 'no Constitution at all' part.
Nope, possibly because my browser won’t open it. :)
I won’t claim to speak for the departed Major James Innes Randolf CSA, but my guess is that he wouldn’t care for anyone giving him “slack”, he didn’t need or want your forgiveness.
I guess that would mean that two more rebellions and you might win one. Except that being from a Blue state you probably won't know anything about that. Unless you move to a conservative one.
But I killed a chance of Yankees And I'd like to kill some mo'. Three hundred thousand Yankees Lie stiff in Southern dust We got three hundred thousand Before they conquered us. They died of Southern fever And Southern steel and shot. I wish they were three millions Instead of what we got.