Black students suspended for planning protest against Confederate flag at school
White students at a Georgia high school waved a Confederate flag and spouted racial slurs. When the school decided against reprimanding the students, a group of black students planned a protest.
The administrators of Coosa High School in Rome, Georgia, then suspended the black students for planning a protest.
“The administration is aware of tomorrow’s planned protest,” the administrator said over the intercom ahead of the planned demonstration. “Police will be present here at school and if students insist on encouraging this kind of activity they will be disciplined for encouraging unrest.”
According to CBS, two white students who participated in the protest did not receive a suspension, despite claiming to be as disruptive as the black students.
After white students displayed Confederate flag at school, Black students suspended for planning protest