'Heroic Restraint'

Regardless of how you feel about the Confederate flag, what it boils down to is this: two students carry a piece of cloth in exercise of their first amendment rights and the school praises minority students for not resorting to violence.

SOUTH HUNTINGTON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) Two Long Island high school students have been suspended for allegedly bringing a Confederate flag to school.

Brother Gary Cregan, principal of St. Anthony's High School in South Huntington, said the two seniors walked in with a Confederate flag draped around their shoulders during an after-hours sporting event at the school.

As CBS 2′s Kathryn Brown reported, there is outrage and disgust on Long Island.

"The African-American students who immediately saw it really exercised heroic restraint and fortunately a teacher immediately confiscated the flag and took the students out of the gym," Cregan said.

This is indicative of what is wrong with today's educational system. In this one incident, the school administration displays its ignorance, its political correctness, its intolerance, and its double standard for acceptable violence.

Frankly, African Americans should be offended more by the principal's comments about 'heroic restraint.' Is he suggesting blacks are more prone to violence so it takes some grand effort just to behave civilly?

That's sounds horribly racist if you ask me, even more so than carrying a Confederate flag. Really, which is more 'heroic' - restraining from committing violence against someone displaying something you don't like, or carrying a harmless, albeit controversial, symbol in such a hostile environment?

Posted by: DMartyr at 11:58 AM


1 i seein dere heoic straint in da knockdown game.

Posted by: jb at April 16, 2014 12:02 PM

2 Que Sharpton - "It all be whiteys fault... Now gimme money..."

Posted by: Kuffar at April 16, 2014 12:46 PM

3 I want to know how we got so many fools in charge of our precious children.

Posted by: Valerie at April 16, 2014 12:48 PM

4 I would have see what would happen if they brought in a fakestinian flag.
I already know they would be praised if it was a King Geo... I mean Obama personal flag symbol thingy they keep promoting.

Posted by: Kafiroon at April 16, 2014 01:26 PM

5 Anyone recall the media praising the general population of New York for "heroic restraint" when Joey Cohen and his crew were stomping on the American flag in Time Square?

Yeah, me neither.

Posted by: Captain Harlock at April 16, 2014 04:21 PM

6 Would it be deemed "heroic restraint" by white kids if a couple of black kids walked in wearing some sort of "black power" paraphernalia. Or would it be deemed expected civilized behavior? The answer to that question is what determines whether or not the principal's letter is racist.

Posted by: Rhymes With Right at April 16, 2014 07:47 PM

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