Allen Central Principal Lorena Hall and her students have defended their
Confederate emblems, saying they symbolize strength, independence and pride.
"It has nothing to do with racism," Hall said in a recent interview with The
Associated Press. "It’s a part of us." She declined to comment Thursday.
Principal Hall is probably right, but should it matter to her that another team finds the waving of the flag to be offensive? Where are the Souther heritage folks on this one? Check out the photo of the two kids holding the school flag. Exactly which Confederate unit carried this particular flag into battle and isn’t this image offensive to people who believe the flag to be sacred?