Durham Public Schools Ban Confederate Flags, Other Divisive Symbols

Durham Public Schools Ban Confederate Flags, Other Divisive Symbols

The Durham Public Schools’ Board of Education voted unanimously tonight to revise the school system’s dress code to prohibit symbols that may “intimidate other students on the basis of race.”

The board also voted tonight to remove the name of Julian Carr from the middle school building at Durham School of the Arts because of “his beliefs in racial superiority.”

In a Facebook post, the school system says this may include the Confederate flag, swastikas and symbols associated with the Ku Klux Klan. The vote comes amid a national and local debate over Confederate monuments.…

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