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Outrageous Outrage of the Day

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Scottish Dragon5/06/2010 12:19:56 pm PDT

re: #466 marjoriemoon

One day, not every day. Any other day they would have been fine.

The Mexican colors would be appropriate to celebrate a Mexican holiday. I’m not following you.

What if a kid showed up wearing the flag of Germany on Holocaust Remembrance Day? Would the principal be remiss to tell him to take it off?

Uh, which German Flag? There is an awful lot of clothing that uses the current FGR flag on it, including sports and outdoors wear, soccer shirts etc. The current FGR flag is not associated with Nazism, and I see no problem wearing it on any particular day. Now, wearing any shirt with a swasitka is risible and can (and should) be banned from an academic environment. Earlier versions of the German flag from the Weimar Republic, the War Ensign or Marine Jack are going to be de facto associated with German militarism and again be a problem with school discipline . Much earlier obscure flags are almost certainly not going to be found in apparel except as (rather cool looking) coats-of-arms and are not going to be obviously German in the first place unless you are an expert in the Thirty years War.