Confederate Flag Controversy

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First Amendment rights are a topic of frequent controversy in America. With recent events such as Bree Newsome being arrested for taking down the Confederate flag in South Carolina, and politicians from both parties supporting the removal of the flag in many public areas, the right to hang, wear, or otherwise display the Confederate flag has sparked heated controversy throughout the country. Some see the flag as an innocent symbol of Southern pride; others view it as a painful and bigoted reminder of America’s dark history of slavery and racism. A group of Virginia high school students took the former position, wearing clothing bearing the Confederate flag to school. Since wearing the flag, or any other clothing that demeans a race or culture,

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