It’s spring, and all over the nation high school students are going to proms. As someone who has shelled out a nice chunk of change for prom dresses for my daughters, I understand the rituals all too well.
I also understand another ritual: the controversial prom dress that is supposed to make a statement. And so here we have another Confederate battleflag prom dress controversy (the idea isn’t even original any more).
Given that the school administration reportedly had no qualms about other displays of the CBF on students’ attire, this does seem to be something of a manufactured crisis on both sides (it is not as if there was no prior discussion of the issue).
Cue indignant protests from the usual sources.