Friday, June 02, 2006

Banned Old Flag

Q: What do suburban white high school kids do when they pay a surprise visit to an inner city high school?
A:

The superintendent of the Baldwin-Whitehall School District yesterday apologized for the Baldwin High School students who drove onto the Brashear High School campus last week, waving Confederate flags.
Q: How bad was it?
A:
Pittsburgh Public Schools officials said "several carloads" of students from Baldwin High School drove onto the Brashear campus May 25. They said the procession was led by a pickup truck, and that the truck's occupants waved Confederate flags.
In other words, it looked like people showing up for a Lynyrd Skynyrd concert. Which leads me to ask another question: Has Skynyrd ever had to apologize on behalf of their fans because of all the Confederate flags in the parking lot? A few years ago, I went to see Ted Nugent and Deep Purple on the same bill as Lynyrd Skynyrd. The car in which I rode seemed to be the only vehicle without a giant Confederate flag sticking out the top.

Not being suicidal, I didn't take anyone to task over it. But something inside of me wanted to cry out, in the words of Basil Fawlty, "Who won the bloody war, anyway?"


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