"Redneck Day" at Valley School, Complete With Confederate Flag, Turns Out to Be a Bad Idea

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Not an actual diploma handed out by the Grand Wizard of Queen Creek High School.
Gee, what could possibly go wrong with Queen Creek High School having a "Redneck Day," including one student draped in a Confederate flag?

It turns out that African-American students, parents, and community leaders, as well as people of any race with cultural sensitivities have figured out exactly where it can go wrong.

Phoenix civil-rights leader Reverend Jarrett Maupin is asking Education Secretary Arne Duncan to get involved in the matter, and tells New Times that his phone has been blowing up with people outraged about the "school spirit" event.

The Arizona Republic covered some of the controversy, as the school district's superintendent tells the paper that "the only intent of Wednesday's event was to satirize the A&E reality TV show 'Duck Dynasty,' which follows a family of duck hunters and entrepreneurs from West Monroe, La.," the report says.

Maupin's letter to Duncan (which can be read at the end of this post) notes that he ought to have a couple of allies in this fight in Attorney General Tom Horne and state schools Superintendent John Huppenthal, due to their fight against "ethnic studies" classes, which they feel promote racism.

"I know you celebrate free speech, we all do," Maupin says. "We should also defend it. But incidents like these come close to if not beyond the line of infringing upon the rights of others which, thankfully, includes the right to a racism-free and symbols-of-racism-free learning environment."

Per the Republic report, the student draped in the Confederate flag "who is from a state where the flag is more prevalent, did not see a negative connotation, the superintendent said" -- a statement that's not the least bit reassuring.

Maupin Letter to Arne Druncan



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Btorious
Btorious

I didn't learn to hate Mexicans or blacks until I went to prison and saw these races for what they truly are pathetic.

marcy
marcy

Maupin is a clown who admitted to and was convicted of being a big fat liar

He needs to get a real job and stop living off other people

OATHKEEPER1958
OATHKEEPER1958

WELL FOLKS I BEILEVE IN FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND IF THEY WANT TO FLY THE FLAG LET 'EM.  AND BEFORE I GET CUSSED OUT BY THE WHORE OF BABYLON, MY GREAT GRANDFATHER WAS A GRAND CYCLOPS IN PANHANDLE FLORIDA AND I KNOW WHAT TYPE OF EVIL THAT MAN DID.  I DONT CONDONE ANY RACIST ACTS AGAINST ANY PERSON BUT IF A PEOPLE WANT TO FLY THEIR FLAG THEY BEILEVE IN THEN LET 'EM, IT'S THE AMERICAN WAY.  THANK YOU.

bobunf
bobunf

Tom Horne's ethnic studies law bans public school programs that 

1. Promote the overthrow of the United States government
What was the succession of the South intended to accomplish?

2. Promote resentment toward a race or class of people

Seems like Redneck Day really promotes resentment against Whites on the part of Blacks, and Blacks on the part of Whites.  Do we really want that?  In public school?

3. Are designed primarily for pupils of a particular ethnic group

Like, say, Whites

4. Advocate ethnic solidarity instead of the treatment of pupils as individuals.

Check

Wonder what Horne will do about this?  Nothing, because he's a piece of shit.


1234
1234

The confederate flag represents, "States Rights Morons"


Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

The confederate flag should be treated like the german swastika flag as far as I am concerned. It does not represent anything that anyone in this country should be proud of.

And this being done in a public school is 100% bullshit. While I have not seen 'Duck Dynasty', the school superintendents response is also bullshit.

Anon
Anon

Maybe next week the school can put on a "Slave day" event.  When the Black kids come dressed as slaves all the White pastors in the community can write letters of protest about how bad this made the White kids feel. Think of all the guilt feelings these White kids would have. All the years of therapy they will need. The school could suspend a couple of the Black kids to in order to placate the uproar. 

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

@Btorious  

ROFL!!!! Why am I not  surprised by this.... Sure explains a lot about you, loser.

car_del99
car_del99

@Btorious  And , you went to prison , but you are not " pathetic " ? tell me why , is it because you are white ?

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

@HILLFOLKREDNECK

Freedom of speech is a wonderful thing, but your freedom of speech is null and void in a place I help to pay for since 1) we will never agree to disagree and therefore compromise in a middle ground, especially on this subject and 2) your freedom of speech is not more important than mine or my rights as outlined by the law, in a place I help pay for.

That being said, you have your free speech, in your home, in your person and on your property only up to the extent that it does not violate anothers legal rights.

Fly/show/embrace your racism all you want on your own property, that is your right and that is your Freedom of Speech, but that Freedom of Speech does not give you the right to violate my rights in a place I also 'own' (the school)

And before you go there, that my rights are no more important than yours, you are correct, which is why the law forces us both to lose that right of free speech in a place we both pay for with our taxes, thus leveling the playing field again.

Did you get all that or do you need me to translate it into tinfoil speak for you? i.e. 2 yr old grammar (no insult intended to the 2 yr olds, you are much smarter than Alex Jones)

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

@HILLFOLKREDNECK Based on your use of keyboard caps, grammar, syntax and logic, it is quite easy to believe that your great grandfather really WAS a cyclops. Just as it is easy to believe you have eleven toes. That flag should no more be flown on a public school campus than should the swastika be flown. Both are vile symbols of racism. And both are still displayed by losers.

bobunf
bobunf

@HILLFOLKREDNECK Keynes 2nd Law:  "Whenever someone defends their racist rhetoric by saying they don't condone racism, they're lying.".

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

@1234 Looks like you never read the ordinances of secession enacted by the 19th century tea baggers who called themselves Confederates. Nor have you evidently read any legitimate history of the Civil War and its causes. This, from the pen of Alexander Stephens, the vice president of the Confederacy, as cited in Wikipedia:

"On March 21, 1861, Stephens gave his famous Cornerstone Speech in Savannah, Georgia. In it he declared that slavery was the natural condition of blacks and the foundation of the Confederacy. He declared, "Our new Government is founded upon exactly the opposite ideas; its foundations are laid, its cornerstone rests, upon the great truth that the negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery, subordination to the superior race, is his natural and normal condition."[17]

So when those adolescent Goobers in Queen Creek decided to display the Confederate battle flag, they were also flaunting the predominant symbol of white supremacy in America. It is just as much a vile symbol of racist evil as is the swastika. That's why American Nazis and other white supremacists like to display it when they appear in public.

If you had actually read any legitimate history of the U.S. during the period leading up to and including the Civil War and reconstruction, you would also know that the southern states used the federal government as a vehicle to perpetuate slavery up to and into the 1850s, enacting laws such as the fugitive slave act and a law that prohibited the sending of abolitionist literature through the mails to addresses in the south. It was only after the south began to become less of a force in Congress as newer non-slave states came into the Union that the "States Rights" issue was raised.

Your post was unintentionally accurate. The Confederate flag really DOES represent "States Rights Morons." Are you a graduate of Queen Creek High School?

bobunf
bobunf

@1234 No.  It represents slavery and treason.

I wonder what you think the swastika represents.  Ethnic solidarity?  

Btorious
Btorious

Yep and you kill all the black cock you can swallow right HOMO FOXX!

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

@sarum And how does that justify the flaunting of a symbol of white supremacy by adolescent children in a public school setting?

Btorious
Btorious

I'm a proud confederate 2nd cousin of general Robert e lee b i t c hes. At least we stand up and fight for what we believe in. Y'all pussies just whine and blog. Yep you are the sheep ready for the culling definitely!

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@Flyer9753  I am kind of mixed on this one. the flag we have now represents what we have become, the confederate flag represents a part of our history that has led up to what we have become and should be allowed to be flown and respected as a part of our history, not as a part of a culture or ideology. the confederate flag (back then) represented something entirely different then what it has come to represent now and now is touted as a throwback to a culture and beliefs that we no longer have or follow (now it is used by SOME as a rallying point for racism, but that is not what it DID represent) it is not a flag i honor like I do our present flag, but I do respect it as a part of our history the same as i also respect the Mexican flag, the Italian flag, the British flag and many others. our country and our history is made up of many different cultures and races and their flags should be respected as a part of our history too. but the one flag we should all be touting and respecting and honoring as long as we are a part of this country is still the "Stars and Stripes" I know the confederate flag has come to represent hatred, but that isnt what it originally represented. give us a few more years and the Arizona flag just might have the same connotations (if it doesnt already)

Anon
Anon

@Flyer9753 

The Confederate battle flag is the most beautiful flag in the World!!!!!

Every freedom loving American should buy and then fly it everyday. God Bless Dixie.

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

@Anon  

The problem being that the arrogant white christians probably won't feel guilty, since they think that the racism of slavery and slavery itself was ok, and they are the ones being putout by not being allowed to own slaves anymore.

This 'redneck day' with the confederate flag was wrong, plain and simple.

OATHKEEPER1958
OATHKEEPER1958

@Flyer9753 WHORE OF BABYLON THAT CONTINUES TO HARRASS AND THREATEN ME:  I HAVE EVERY RIGHT IN MY GODDAMN COUNTRY TO FLY WHATEVER DAMN FLAG I WANT.  SECOND I DONT GIVE ONE GODDAMN IF IT OFFENDS YOUR POLITICAL CORRECTNESS YOU GOT THAT??!!!  ITS TO DAMN BAD THIS COUNTRY HAS BEEN OVERTAKEN BY A BUNCH OF COMMUNIST AND THIS USED TO BE THE LAND OF THE FREE HOME OF THE BRAVE. NOW ITS THE LAND OF THE COMMUNISTS AND THE WHORE OF BABYLON.

OATHKEEPER1958
OATHKEEPER1958

@mikefrombisbee FREEDOM OF SPEECH IS FREEDOM OF SPEECH.  IN THESE FREE STATES I CAN SAY WHATEVER GODDAMN COMES TO MY MIND AND DAMN RIGHT!!!  THIS IS WHAT MY FOREFATHERS FOUGHT FOR IN 1775.  THANK YOU.

OATHKEEPER1958
OATHKEEPER1958

ALEX JONES HAS PREDICTED MANY EVENTS TO INCLUDE 9-11 BECAUSE HE'S A PROPHET.  THE BIBLE SAYS IN THE END TIMES THERE WILL BE PROPHETS WELL YOURE LOOKIN' AT ONE.  RESPECT 'EM. THANK YOU.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@HILLFOLKREDNECK   dear god is this all true? i find your ideas interesting and intriguing, i would like to sign up for your newsletter and attend your next meeting. i only have one question though, will i have to bring my own tin-foil hat or will they be provided for us?   hmmm? just noticed something too......Jim Jones....Alex Jones......both pretty far out there.......will kool-aid be being served too? if so, i hope you dont mind but I'll just bring my own bottled water

sarum
sarum

@mikefrombisbee @sarum Nothing is justified.  Makes my skin crawl Reverend Jarrett Maupin wrote a good letter and I agree with him.  BUT, the insensitivity is not relegated to one side of this issue and I surely wish that self-proclaimed community "leaders" would be equally publicly vigilant in calling out their own just as I presume that some of the commenters here are "white" people offended about the use of the Confederate Flag.  Most likely (not having seen the show referenced) the celebration was a self-depracating humorous take on white culture but since obviously not all the kids got the joke (of several ethnicities) and since the misinterpretation is to be expected - yes, surely whoever thunk up this celebration was not functioning on all cylinders - common sense lacking.

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

@Btorious

LOL! I am what I eat and proud of it.

So hows that ignorance working out for you, dick?

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

@danzigsdaddy  

As you point out, the flag's connotations are different now than what they were then and I agree with you from that aspect.

Just as the swastika is actually a peace symbol but was perverted by Hitler and the Nazis into what we consider it today, the confederate flag is something that should be respected in it's truer form, but the problem is that as you mention, those who use it today have done with it just what the Nazi's did with the swastika then - perverted it.

Interesting how in so many respects it's the same group in both cases that has done this, first with the swastika and now with the stars and bars - but that is another discussion :)

At this point, because of what the south came to represent and the atrocities they came to represent, I find it fitting/appropriate that the Stars and Bars carry the stigma that it does, since the most effective way to enact long term social change in a society is via social stigmatism.

I hope you are wrong about the Arizona flag in the future, but I also feel that you are right and that history, future history, will regard at least Arizona, if not the Arizona flag, in the same 'genre' as the south is currently viewed for a time - as an example of how not to be in a civilized society.

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

@Anon @Flyer9753  

God Bless this

..l..

Freedom loving Americans piss on you and your flag

allanbartlett
allanbartlett

Every Freedom loving American wipes his or her asshole with that loser flag.

Anon, go fuck your sister or a goat.

MrDuke
MrDuke

  We should have wiped out your redneck ass when we had the chance. Fucking Lincoln and his reconciliation nonsense! Look where that's lead us! 

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@Anon @Flyer9753 It's the flag of treason against the US.  Please move to Iran.  They would love you.  And most of the leaders would love to date you.

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

@HILLFOLKREDNECK @Flyer9753 

I am harrassing and threatening you? Wow, you cannot be this dumb. 

I have not harrassed you, since this is a public blog - if you don't want people to reply to your off the wall comments, DON'T POST IF YOU CAN'T TAKE IT.

I have not threatened you at all. If you think I have, you are welcome to call a cop and report it.

Sure seems like you are the only one who is 'offended', but then again, trolls always act like that, just to stir the pot so they have something to complain about.

If you can't take the heat of replies and someone elses opinions, get the hell out of the kitchen.

BTW - I already said you have every right to fly whatever flag you want, but I guess reading comprehension is a troll characteristic too

It's my country too, if you don't like that you are welcome to leave any time.

bobunf
bobunf

@HILLFOLKREDNECKBeware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@marcy   normally it is virtually impossible to give 100%.......but in this case, you are dead on with your numbers

car_del99
car_del99

@Flyer9753 Don't be so hard on HILLFOLKREDNECK  he is too stupid to realize he is..

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

@bobunf @HILLFOLKREDNECK  

yeah, break out the tin foil hat.

I wonder if I am the whore of babylon he mentions :)

If so I take that as a compliment coming from an tin foil asshat like hillfolk

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

@allanbartlett 

" Anon, go fuck your sister or a goat."

In Anons case there is no difference.

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