September 28, 2012
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Student Gets Booted From Prom Over Her ‘Offensive & Inappropriate’ Confederate Flag Dress
The Confederate flag served as an official symbol of the national division that overtook America from 1861 until 1865 — but for some, the imagery is still worthy of invoking.
But the divisive nature of the flag, which is a reminder of the U.S.’s Civil War and an era of slavery, often creates problems for those who choose to display it. An 18-year-old high school senior in Tennessee learned this the hard way when she was turned away from her own prom due to her dress’ purported Confederate design.
Texanna Edwards was reportedly warned months before the prom by a teacher that the dress may not be appropriate.