The controversial flag is seen as a symbol of slavery-era racism by many, though others believe it stands for the heritage of the South.
School officials, however, said a teacher warned Edwards two months ago that the dress might be problematic. The teacher, who served as prom sponsor, suggested to Edwards in February that she should clear the idea with the principal, but Edwards did not do so, according to Eddie Pruett, director of schools for the Gibson County School System.
Race-related issues have occurred at Gibson County High School in recent years, Pruett said, and Principal James Hughes thought Edwards’ dress could have caused a problem.
Miss Edwards had been told by teachers that if she went home and changed she would be allowed into the school dance but she decided against it. Can't tell if her earrings are replica musket guns, or not, but Texanna's dress got the boot.
Besides race related issues in her school, the Trayvon Martin case has ignited the nation, in what seems to be a racist incident that resulted in murder.
One could see where Texanna could be confused...
the State issues Confederate license plates
But they also sell this CREEPY license plate:
And this one~ So much for Separation of Church & State.
Comments from Tennessee residents about the Confederate Flag License plate:
I grew up in the North, so in my childhood the Confederate flag stood clearly for racism, for slavery.
I'm not so sure its symbolism is so simplistic here.