Oregon bus driver suspended for Confederate flag

An Oregon school bus driver has been suspended for refusing to remove a Confederate flag from his personal vehicle. Full Story
fonzy

Medford, OR

#48 Mar 21, 2011
he was working for first student bus co, not for bergreen, so how or why can this guy say anything, and the truck with the flag was on a back road ,in a bus yard ,not in a school parking lot, it says redneck, so !!! its red white and blue, has stars, don,t we have bigger things to worry about other than this plus, he,s been flying this for over a year in the back of his truck, and working at the same place, sounds like this bergreen is a racist !!! someone should fire him,,,1355
usmcsniper1

Hayward, CA

#49 Mar 21, 2011
Seriously? We are talking about the bathroom of liberalism ...Oregon. Tree hugging hyper/liberal beatniks! They are as socialist as they come with all their WASP self-righteousness.
selective discrimination

Kelseyville, CA

#52 Mar 26, 2011
What about black history month, gay pride week, or how about all the rappers use the N word in all there songs.
Free speech is not pretty but ir should be always free.
Son of the South

Norfolk, VA

#54 May 22, 2011
Black Buck wrote:
<quoted text>
The Confederates weren't the only ones who gave their lives in an effort to fight the U.S. military; there have been Red Coats, German troops, Korean troops, NVA troops, and Taliban fighters who have done the same.
Do we owe them a "debt" as well?
You do know that the British did offer slaves their freedom if they were willing to fight with the Red Coats during the Revolutionary War, don't you "Black Buck"? Have you ever wondered if the U.S. Military during the Civil War was the same as the North Korean troops during the Korean War and the NVA troops during the Vietnam War!?
Brotha of the Unborn

Norfolk, VA

#55 May 22, 2011
Black Buck wrote:
<quoted text>
Nah, the NAACP is not racist (they've had plenty of White members). By the way, what is the definition of "nationally supported?" Are you suggesting that the NAACP runs on taxpayer money?
Have you "Black Buck" ever explored the web-site of Life Dynamics Incorporated, watched the DVD Maafa 21 and asked yourself whether or not there is a link between racism and abortion!?

“Purple girl in a purple world”

Since: Apr 08

Plum, Purplonia

#56 May 24, 2011
usmcsniper1 wrote:
What? I am no fan of racism, however whatever happened to freedom of speech and expression? How can they enforce their views on an employee. I understand if he displayed the rebel flag on a company vehicle, then he was obligated to remove it. No way they demand he remove it from his private vehicle!
Not letting him display the flag of his culture could be considered racism too. The way to prove it would be to see how they react when someone wears a Malcolm X shirt, an apartheid shirt, a Black Panthers shirt, or any Black nationalist shirt.
blindman

Leesburg, FL

#57 May 24, 2011
Remember all you rednecks the south shall rise again! But we don't know when and where Ha!

“I'm not listening.”

Since: Feb 10

Ravena, NY

#58 May 24, 2011
Twenty points.
yepperoyyepper

Saint Paul, MN

#59 May 24, 2011
I love Lynard Skynard!

Seriously though people get over it! The flag doesn't stand for slavery!
tom

Owatonna, MN

#60 May 24, 2011
Never make me take down my stars and bars..... Have one in garage and see thru one in back window of my truck......The stars and bars for me stands for states rights and small federal government---something that was crushed.
Fred

Rochester, NY

#61 Jul 5, 2012
The President of the Confederate states, the Vice President of the Confederate States, and South Carolina (the first state to secede) all stated explicitly that the preservation of slavery was the reason why the South started the war. "States Rights" wasn't used as an excuse until 15 years after the war, when it was no longer possible for southern leaders to justify slavery. "Hate, not heritage" is the true motto of neo-confederates. Neo-confederates are a fascist, racist hate group, just like neo nazis. They deserve no more tolerance than nazis.

“Always consider the dragon ...”

Since: Apr 09

If you live near her.

#62 Jul 5, 2012
I think the "Southern Cross" is a beautiful flag.
To true Southerners we think of the flag as a symbol of the joys and values of being Southern. Many of these qualities, like common courtesy, are some of the things that are so refreshing about the South.
The Confederate flag, unfortunately, is viewed by outsiders as a sign of hatred and bigotry.
Snowman

Minneapolis, MN

#63 Jul 10, 2012
Likeit or not confererate stuff is part of history and free speach is in the constitution.

SS is toast!!
Cherry on a Spoon

Minneapolis, MN

#64 Jul 12, 2012
Used to be a free country.

SS Stomped..
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#65 Jul 12, 2012
j dumb and spewing dumb rhetoric MUST be right ??? LMAOROTFu~!

“I know where you are,”

Since: Jun 08

Right here under my thumb

#66 Jul 12, 2012
Purple Gurl wrote:
<quoted text>
Not letting him display the flag of his culture could be considered racism too. The way to prove it would be to see how they react when someone wears a Malcolm X shirt, an apartheid shirt, a Black Panthers shirt, or any Black nationalist shirt.
Yep - ain't nothin' that celebrates racism culture like the good ol' bars 'n stars.

90% of people, including the South, who fly that thing have no idea what it stands for.

#3077

“I know where you are,”

Since: Jun 08

Right here under my thumb

#67 Jul 12, 2012
When you work for someone else, you are obligated by contract. When you start for a company you agree to abide by THEIR rules and policies. You have the choice and right as a free American, to work somewhere else if you don't like their rules or policies. As a rule - most companies set their standards and policies well above those that are set by the law. That being said - how many of you are required to wear a uniform to work? Precisely...so do the Chinese.

#8092
left coast

Saint Paul, MN

#68 Jul 12, 2012
milwaukee69 wrote:
When you work for someone else, you are obligated by contract. When you start for a company you aThis gree to abide by THEIR rules and policies. You have the choice and right as a free American, to work somewhere else if you don't like their rules or policies. As a rule - most companies set their standards and policies well above those that are set by the law. That being said - how many of you are required to wear a uniform to work? Precisely...so do the Chinese.
#8092
Would they suspend him for having a Obama or Romney bumper sticker? This is obviously a bigoted company.

“I know where you are,”

Since: Jun 08

Right here under my thumb

#69 Jul 12, 2012
left coast wrote:
<quoted text>
Would they suspend him for having a Obama or Romney bumper sticker? This is obviously a bigoted company.
Many companies and services (ie: public sector), also have restrictive political policies such as police, fire and public transportation companies. I think you need to look up the meaning of the word bigot before you use it oh so flagrantly my friendly troll.

#2444

“I care more about my character”

Since: Jun 11

...... then my reputation

#70 Jul 12, 2012
milwaukee69 wrote:
<quoted text>
Yep - ain't nothin' that celebrates racism culture like the good ol' bars 'n stars.
90% of people, including the South, who fly that thing have no idea what it stands for.
#3077
And that's a real shame, I agree with you. Ole Dixie has been labeled as a symbol of racism but that was not the true meaning of the flag.
The Confederate states wanted a symbol to show that they were the true upholders of all the values and principles laid down in the Declaration of Independence. The flag became a symbol of the true spirit of the struggle for independence.
It's unfortunate that slavery was the no.1 thought that is attached to the flag. But the flag itself was not meant to be associated with the hatred that surrounds it today. Skinheads, klan, our fore-father would roll over in their grave to know what has become of the Stars and Bars. The flag itself is a beautiful flag.

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