Beyond FRICTION: Colorado Students Struggle with Tough Tolerance Lesson
As one school administrator and one insightful student commented, however, many of the students in the walk-out failed to understand exactly what they were protesting. By the time everyone returns from spring break a week from Monday, school administrators say they will be prepared to explain the concerns behind the ban and work to reunite a potentially divided student body.
One student suspended for waving an American flag in the face of a Hispanic student was quoted as saying, “If this country means freedom, then why can’t we fly our own flag? It’s ridiculous.” I have a feeling it’s going to take more than a talk with the principal to teach this student the difference between patriotism and prejudice.
Photo © Mike & Valerie Miller - FOTOLIA