Looks like the David School in Floyd County, Kentucky has decided to boycott a game with Allen Central High School over their fans waving of the Confederate flag during the game. The David School basketball team includes one black player. Ned Pillersdorf, the David School’s athletic director and boys basketball coach said that when the black player was taking a foul shot the fans made it a point "waving the Confederate flag at him."
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?
Check out the shoulder sleeve and shoulder loop insignias that are available for the school’s JROTC. I’m going to have to order me a pair for Christmas.