Monday, April 03, 2006

I love stories like this XLVII

Lot of people all het up in Longmont, CO. It's this here immigration issue. The school, in the interests of helping to cool tempers, has banned the display or wearing of both Mexican and American flags:
"The flags no longer were being used as symbols of patriotism or of cultural heritage, but of ethnic intimidation, harassment and blatant bigotry," [Longmont High School Principal Tom] Stumpf said.

The American flag still flies on the flagpole in front of the school in east Longmont, and each classroom has an American flag. But tensions between Hispanics and non-Hispanics were building, Stumpf said, and the flags were being used as the wrong kinds of symbols.

I'm glad that the American flag is still allowed in the classrooms. But I do wonder if they still say the Pledge of Allegiance...or would that be too provocative?

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