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    Re: School Makes Boy Take American Flag Off Bike

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    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. "In this country we're supposed to be free," said Cody. "And I should be able to wave my flag wherever I want to. And they're telling me I can't." 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. "No action should be taken. We don't want any repercussion," said Roger. "We just want Cody to be proud of what he's doing."

    Racial tension? What kind of crap is that? If the American flag creates racial tension we have a far more serious problem in this country.


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    Re: School Makes Boy Take American Flag Off Bike

    Eh, so, as an Englishman, I find myself wondering, as I can't find the location of "Denair" anywhere, whether this occurred in the States or not.

    If it did occur in the US, as I assume, then it's a silly thing -- one should have pride in one's country. Nationalism is a different story entirely, but I see nothing overtly nationalist in having an American flag with you in America.

    If this were in Canada, I could understand the school's reaction, and while still a bit overreactive, it would at least make sense -- I wouldn't want some bloke riding around here waving an American flag, as much as the Americans want people waving Union Jacks or Tricolores or the Crimson Banner around their towns.

    Overall, I can't say I agree with what the school did, however, in any sense -- unless the boy was (and there's no evidence to support this), riding around waving it in Mexican students' faces, I can't imagine how the school thought it would provoke anyone.

    Hell, I have a nephew in the States who regularly wears an ushanka (Russian hat) emblazoned with the Hammer and Sickle on the forehead, and for 9 May Victory Day celebrations brought a Soviet flag to school -- and the school officials respected it as his right.

    Why wouldn't they do the same for any other flag?

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    Re: School Makes Boy Take American Flag Off Bike

    Quote Originally Posted by Le Marteau View Post
    Eh, so, as an Englishman, I find myself wondering, as I can't find the location of "Denair" anywhere, whether this occurred in the States or not.

    They don't teach you how to perform the very simplest of search functions there across the pond?

    Here -- let me save you the trouble.

    Denair, California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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