Re: Your bigoted ignorance


From: dixiebound1861@yahoo.com
To: RKaufman@bloomington.k12.mn.us


Where will your "balance" on freedom end I wonder? What next unpopular symbol, idea, book will you "balance" in the name of not offending some segment of diverse culture? The American flag flew over the slave ships of its day, the American flag flew over the troops as they slaughtered tens of thousands of my ancestors and over the Buffalo soldiers and other troops along the Trail Of Tears, the American flag is THE flag of the Ku Klux Klan and the American Nazi Party. Going along with your balance will you thus ban it as well? No? I thought not. You see, your "balance" is comfortable since it is against Southern Heritage and symbols. I highly doubt you will see fit to ban Black Power, Malcom X, Loius Farrakhan, or La Raza symbols even though they are racially offensive and promote violence against one segment of the community.


The only reason Confederate symbols are seen as unpopular or controversial are because of people like yourself, Mr. Kaufman, you and those like you perpetuate these misgivings about the South and our symbols. Those ignorant of the Cause of the South spread accepted lies rather than take the time to educate themselves, its much easier that way, isnt it Mr.Kaufman?


GOD SAVE THE SOUTH!


Eric Meadows
Rome, Georgia


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From: RKaufman@bloomington.k12.mn.us
To: dixiebound1861@yahoo.com


Mr. Meadows:


The undoubted freedom to advocate unpopular and controversial views in schools and classrooms must be balanced against society’s countervailing interest in teaching students the boundaries of socially appropriate behavior. We had very strong reasons to foresee that the further display and waving of the Confederate flag at a racially diverse high school could lead to further disruptive conduct and substantially interfere with our school day, and was likely to