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article imageTexas school board bans confederate flag

By Owen Weldon     Dec 18, 2012 in World
At Hays High School in Texas, Confederate flags used to fly from the stands at football games, but now the flag has now been banned.
According to CBS, the Hays school board voted to phase out the flag's official use back in 2000.
On Monday, a meeting took place and the school board voted to ban the flag entirely. The flag is now banned from being anywhere on district property as well as events that are sponsored by the district.
According to Chicago Sun Times, the decision to ban the flag comes after two students were accused of writing racial slurs on the door of a black teacher's classroom back in May. The students were also accuesed of urinating on the door. That incident took place at Hays High.
According to Huffington Post, the ban also covers any imagery that is deemed to be intolerant, offensive or racially hostile.
Back in October, the Hays board voted to keep "Dixie" as the school's fight song. The anthem has been known to evoke the traditions of proud state as well as region, but also prejudice and slavery.
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