Kid forbidden from flying American Flag on back of bike because of "racial" tensions at Middle School

This all apparently came to a head during the week that Veteran's Day was celebrated.

The school later reversed its decision. The problem here is how many times do public schools do smaller things that never get the public attention?
A California school has done a U-turn after it forced a student to remove an American flag attached to his bike, saying the Stars and Stripes could spur racial tensions on campus.

Cody Alicea,13, had been flying the flag on the back of his bicycle for almost two months to show support for veterans like his grandfather, Robert Alicea.

But just in time for Veterans Day, school officials at Denair Middle School told Cody he would no longer be allowed to display the flag, citing complaints from other students.

Now, after a public outcry, the school has decided that the grand old flag can come back. . . .

This is a great way to end all these trouble.



Blogger Martin G. Schalz said...

If some micro minded moron told me that I could not display the flag of The United States of America, said moron would be on the receiving end of a verbal tirade that would make R. Lee Ermey blush!

That, and I would use every means at my disposal to make sure that the offending idiot would be publicly humiliated.

Kudos to the motorcycle riders who stood up for the young man.

11/17/2010 10:42 AM  

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