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Middle Schooler Told to Remove American Flag from Bike Because it Could Stir Racial Tensions; Update: School Responds

By Doug Powers  •  November 12, 2010 11:43 AM

**Written by Doug Powers

Denair appears to be one of those few Republican pockets sewn into the left-wing straight-jacket that is Kalifornistan, but that obviously doesn’t mean it’s immune from the crazy:

DENAIR – 13-year-old Cody Alicea rides with an American flag on the back of his bike. He says he does this to be patriotic and to honor veterans, like his own grandfather, Robert. He’s had the flag on his bike for two months but Monday, was asked told to take it down.

A school official at Denair Middle School told Cody some students had been complaining about the flag and it was no longer allowed on school property.
Cody’s grandfather says the school was concerned about racial tensions or uprisings because of the flag. He feels if there was really a problem it should have been brought up two months ago, not during Veterans week.

Substitute Old Glory with a flag from Mexico, a picture of Che Guevara, or a string of condom packages and anybody who complained would be in for a “teachable moment” lecture about free speech rights and tolerance — but an American flag? That’s going too far!

Video from Fox40:


Update by way of The Blaze:

The school’s superintendent is now saying that the boy was told to remove the flag out of concerns for his safety, and that the school will now allow him to fly it again.

Either the offered reason is less than truthful or the school suddenly isn’t concerned for the child’s safety.

**Written by Doug Powers

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