I’m firmly on RainbowGirl2016’s (Holly) side.
When you live in an apartment complex, there are certain rules that everyone has to follow when it comes to the external presentation of the apartments. While some say it’s arranged that way to quell individuality, the reality is that it keeps uniformity among the units.
The rules are pretty lax, with people regularly putting up various decorations even outside of major holidays, but when the elections ended and an Imgurian that goes by the username RainbowGirl2016 hung a rainbow flag off of her porch in solidarity with the LGBTQ community that was undoubtedly going to face challenges ahead based on the now President-elect’s campaign promises.
Why would people in the Northwest even bother with something that’s been a symbol of the South, anyway? The rainbow flag is worn for peaceful reasons, not so much with the Confederate flag.
Of course the ACLU will be around soon to side with these kids and proclaim it’s our right to spread hatred disguised as the First Amendment right. If hate speech is band most everywhere else, why not on kids’ clothing as well?
At Tahoma High School in the nether suburbs of Seattle, it’s totally okay to display a gay-pride flag, but two juniors were suspended for three days for wearing Confederate flags at school.
An unnamed school district spokesman said that a sophomore had been exhibiting a gay-pride flag at Tahoma High for the last two weeks, reports local CBS affiliate KIRO. When the two juniors showed up on Tuesday in a common area wearing the Confederate flags as a political statement in response, they were suspended.
School officials said the Confederate flags caused a disruption because some students were upset. The officials added that the garb was an undisclosed violation of the Tahoma High dress code.
At least one of the unidentified, Confederate flag-wearing students wore the controversial symbol around his neck in some fashion.
Local residents supported the school’s decision, according to KIRO.
“I can see where we wouldn’t okay that,” said concerned aunt Tiki Scroggins, who was at at school to pick up her nephew. “There’s too many ethnic backgrounds that that could offend.”