Texas hospital worker told she can't hang an American flag in her office

May 27, 2009 Full story: Free Republic 79

Is it okay to show your patriotism at the office? For one Arlington woman, the answer was "no" after she hung an American flag in her office just before the Memorial Day weekend.

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Goodbye America

Arlington, TX

#1 May 27, 2009
Can you believe that some African immigrant (probably illegal) would not let a lady display a flag at her desk on Memorial Day? I say GO BACK TO AFRICA ASAP! The African woman took the flag down herself and LAID IT ON THE FLOOR! This is an outrage. She should be FIRED...but oh no...she is an AFRICAN and you can't fire AFRICANS.(Although we did finally fire one at work who had COME TO WORK DRUNK 11 TIMES!) Then his wife begged us not to fire him so the company could PAY FOR HIS REHAGB. People. I cann't believe the era we are living in.
Humm

United States

#2 May 28, 2009
Seems they have chanded their minds on this.
This should have never started.
When are we taking our country back from the trash filtering in.
Stop immigration or at least monitor it.
That is a job an American could be filling.
A Black American who loves our flag.
My nephew died there after an operation from a blood clot to the heart last yr.
I hope they were taking proper care of him.
America Is In The Toilet

Arlington, TX

#3 May 28, 2009
Humm wrote:
Seems they have chanded their minds on this.
This should have never started.
When are we taking our country back from the trash filtering in.
Stop immigration or at least monitor it.
That is a job an American could be filling.
A Black American who loves our flag.
My nephew died there after an operation from a blood clot to the heart last yr.
I hope they were taking proper care of him.
...actually the lady who loved the flag was white. It was a black woman from Africa who took it down. I am sorry about your nephew and I do not know what quality of hospital it is. I just know that it is shameful and wrong to make someone take down an American flag. I think they should fire the black woman from Africa who started the whole thing.
BlkButtrfly

Louisville, KY

#4 May 28, 2009
"McLucas said hospital bosses told her as far as patriotism was concerned, the flag flying outside the hospital building would have to suffice."

This statement seems to imply that the black woman was acting upon orders from the higher ups, though I completely agree that it was silly to make someone take down an American flag, especially near a Memorial Day weekend.
America is in the Toilet

Arlington, TX

#5 May 28, 2009
BlkButtrfly wrote:
"McLucas said hospital bosses told her as far as patriotism was concerned, the flag flying outside the hospital building would have to suffice."
This statement seems to imply that the black woman was acting upon orders from the higher ups, though I completely agree that it was silly to make someone take down an American flag, especially near a Memorial Day weekend.
It was a lot more than "silly." It was an outrage. And what makes it worse is that the woman who took the flag down was a black woman from Africa. My question is, if she hates the USA so much that she can't stand the sight of our flag, why doesn't she go back to Africa where she can be proud of her country. We all know how great those countries in Africa are...
gina jenkins

Acworth, GA

#6 May 28, 2009
i believe that this is america and we should all have the right to have what ever flags or symbols, our beliefs and so forth we choose. for that lady to come and take her flag down that was wrong and should never have happened , especially here in the united states. what are we becoming a country that cant make their own choices anymore. we arent a communist country and we arent in places where we have no rights. she should be able to have her flag where ever she chooses whether it offends others or not if u dont like something go away
BlkButtrfly

Louisville, KY

#7 May 28, 2009
Yes, you're right; it's an outrage. I think if you live in America you should be allowed to fly your flag anytime, anywhere. That being said, I respect the fact that the lady took a stand; people protested, made phone calls, and by Wednesday afternoon, the flag was back up in all her glory. More importantly, it was very irresponsible of the hospital to let the woman who complained take the damn flag down; that and the fact that she was African was just asking for a PR nightmare on top of racial backlash.

Also, it seems to me that someone with the name "America is in the toilet" has more hatred towards their country than some bitchy woman from Africa. That's just an observation...
America is in the Toilet wrote:
<quoted text>
It was a lot more than "silly." It was an outrage. And what makes it worse is that the woman who took the flag down was a black woman from Africa. My question is, if she hates the USA so much that she can't stand the sight of our flag, why doesn't she go back to Africa where she can be proud of her country. We all know how great those countries in Africa are...
Goodbye America

United States

#8 May 28, 2009
BlkButtrfly wrote:
Yes, you're right; it's an outrage. I think if you live in America you should be allowed to fly your flag anytime, anywhere. That being said, I respect the fact that the lady took a stand; people protested, made phone calls, and by Wednesday afternoon, the flag was back up in all her glory. More importantly, it was very irresponsible of the hospital to let the woman who complained take the damn flag down; that and the fact that she was African was just asking for a PR nightmare on top of racial backlash.
Also, it seems to me that someone with the name "America is in the toilet" has more hatred towards their country than some bitchy woman from Africa. That's just an observation...<quoted text>
I do not have hatred for my country. I grieve for the country we used to live in, for that country is gone. The minorities, illegal aliens, foreigners, terrorists, and the elite have stolen it. Middle class white people are gone. Soon, they will be allowed to hold only the most menial jobs and will be (alreadhy are) considered enemies of the nation. The president's wife announced proudly in her undergraduate thesis at Princeton (her education, by the way, was paid for with our tax dollars) that she hated white people and that she always would. Is that racism?Sounds like it to me? No. I do not hate America. I grieve for it morning, evening, and night. It once was a wonderful place.
Blk Buttrfly

Louisville, KY

#9 May 29, 2009
Did we read the same thesis?? I read Michelle's thesis and it says nothing even remotely close to her "hating whites". Try reading it again and you will find that the whole thesis centers around her questioning...you know, this is pointless. No matter how many times you read it, to you, it will say "I hate white people". People like you just want a reason to hate, but you always end up being angry at the wrong people. This country is in a mess, but out of all the people you blame for our country's state, I notice that you've ommitted government officials and congressmen, who for years have helped to confuse, divide and steal from us citizens. Why, you didn't even mention greedy rich people. Why should they get off so easily? I know why; because it's easier to focus your anger and frustrations on "minorities, illegal aliens, foreigners" and other people who don't have the money or power to steal the US from the middle class. My point: this is a class war, not a race war.
Goodbye America wrote:
<quoted text>
I do not have hatred for my country. I grieve for the country we used to live in, for that country is gone. The minorities, illegal aliens, foreigners, terrorists, and the elite have stolen it. Middle class white people are gone. Soon, they will be allowed to hold only the most menial jobs and will be (alreadhy are) considered enemies of the nation. The president's wife announced proudly in her undergraduate thesis at Princeton (her education, by the way, was paid for with our tax dollars) that she hated white people and that she always would. Is that racism?Sounds like it to me? No. I do not hate America. I grieve for it morning, evening, and night. It once was a wonderful place.
blondie

Brandenburg, KY

#10 May 29, 2009
Goodbye America wrote:
<quoted text>
I do not have hatred for my country. I grieve for the country we used to live in, for that country is gone. The minorities, illegal aliens, foreigners, terrorists, and the elite have stolen it. Middle class white people are gone. Soon, they will be allowed to hold only the most menial jobs and will be (alreadhy are) considered enemies of the nation. The president's wife announced proudly in her undergraduate thesis at Princeton (her education, by the way, was paid for with our tax dollars) that she hated white people and that she always would. Is that racism?Sounds like it to me? No. I do not hate America. I grieve for it morning, evening, and night. It once was a wonderful place.
I just finished reading Michelle Obama's thesis. I could not find anything even close to hating anyone or anything. Actually, it was very interesting and well written. If she hadn't stated that she was black, in the beginning of the paper, I would not have known. There is absolutely no racism in her paper. She went to college over 20 years ago. I am sure her finances were different then. So what's the big deal if she went free. I know of several white people that have gone,and are going, to college free. Wish I had been one of them!
BlkButtrfly

Louisville, KY

#11 May 31, 2009
Me, too! I'm still paying on my student loans! LOL
blondie wrote:
<quoted text>I just finished reading Michelle Obama's thesis. I could not find anything even close to hating anyone or anything. Actually, it was very interesting and well written. If she hadn't stated that she was black, in the beginning of the paper, I would not have known. There is absolutely no racism in her paper. She went to college over 20 years ago. I am sure her finances were different then. So what's the big deal if she went free. I know of several white people that have gone,and are going, to college free. Wish I had been one of them!
America is in the Toilet

Mansfield, TX

#12 Jun 1, 2009
blondie wrote:
<quoted text>I just finished reading Michelle Obama's thesis. I could not find anything even close to hating anyone or anything. Actually, it was very interesting and well written. If she hadn't stated that she was black, in the beginning of the paper, I would not have known. There is absolutely no racism in her paper. She went to college over 20 years ago. I am sure her finances were different then. So what's the big deal if she went free. I know of several white people that have gone,and are going, to college free. Wish I had been one of them!
Why didn't I know about the free education deal. I paid for my own...through three degrees by the way. I paid for my son's. I paid for my daughter's. Of course they had the misfortune to be born white (as did I). And if you want to pretend that black kids don't go to college free...on "grants" or "scholarships," Fine. Pretend. If it makes you feel better. My son graduated from High School with a 94 average. His counselor told him that wasn't high enough to even try for a scholarship to a decent college. A black kid who graduated when my son did had an 81 average and got a full scholarship to the University of Texas at Dallas. This is truth. No wonder I am bitter. I have seen whites treated like dogs so that blacks can have a free ticket to ride. That kind of thing does not make one feel good. What I don't get is why no one will admit it. Ashamed to I guess.
America is in the Toilet

Mansfield, TX

#13 Jun 1, 2009
Blk Buttrfly wrote:
Did we read the same thesis?? I read Michelle's thesis and it says nothing even remotely close to her "hating whites". Try reading it again and you will find that the whole thesis centers around her questioning...you know, this is pointless. No matter how many times you read it, to you, it will say "I hate white people". People like you just want a reason to hate, but you always end up being angry at the wrong people. This country is in a mess, but out of all the people you blame for our country's state, I notice that you've ommitted government officials and congressmen, who for years have helped to confuse, divide and steal from us citizens. Why, you didn't even mention greedy rich people. Why should they get off so easily? I know why; because it's easier to focus your anger and frustrations on "minorities, illegal aliens, foreigners" and other people who don't have the money or power to steal the US from the middle class. My point: this is a class war, not a race war. <quoted text>
You must not have read the same thesis I did. Or perhaps you missed the part about blacks being "marginalized." Hey, if it means I get to attend a prestigious university FREE for which I don't really have the qualifying scores or grade-points...by all means...."marginalize " me PLEASE. Why can't you admit that the Omamas hate white people.(not their movie-star, zillionare friends...oh no...not them) but good, solid, tax-paying citizens like me (who had the misfortune to be born white in the 20th century)..trust me...they have no use for.
blondie

Brandenburg, KY

#14 Jun 1, 2009
America is in the Toilet wrote:
<quoted text>
Why didn't I know about the free education deal. I paid for my own...through three degrees by the way. I paid for my son's. I paid for my daughter's. Of course they had the misfortune to be born white (as did I). And if you want to pretend that black kids don't go to college free...on "grants" or "scholarships," Fine. Pretend. If it makes you feel better. My son graduated from High School with a 94 average. His counselor told him that wasn't high enough to even try for a scholarship to a decent college. A black kid who graduated when my son did had an 81 average and got a full scholarship to the University of Texas at Dallas. This is truth. No wonder I am bitter. I have seen whites treated like dogs so that blacks can have a free ticket to ride. That kind of thing does not make one feel good. What I don't get is why no one will admit it. Ashamed to I guess.
I am not pretending anything. I read the thesis 2 times. No where did I see anything racist. I also paid for my education and my children's. Several of my daughter's friends are going to college free, because of grants, right now. They are all white. Everything I said was true. White people go to college free same as other races do. I also know of a black boy who graduated 2 years ago and did not qualify for any financial aid. His parents is paying for his education.
America is in the Toilet

United States

#15 Jun 2, 2009
blondie wrote:
<quoted text>I am not pretending anything. I read the thesis 2 times. No where did I see anything racist. I also paid for my education and my children's. Several of my daughter's friends are going to college free, because of grants, right now. They are all white. Everything I said was true. White people go to college free same as other races do. I also know of a black boy who graduated 2 years ago and did not qualify for any financial aid. His parents is paying for his education.
Keep on hiding under your rock. Don't face the facts because -- if you do -- there is nothing you can do about it.
richard

Fairdale, KY

#16 Jun 3, 2009
America is in the Toilet wrote:
<quoted text>
Why didn't I know about the free education deal. I paid for my own...through three degrees by the way. I paid for my son's. I paid for my daughter's. Of course they had the misfortune to be born white (as did I). And if you want to pretend that black kids don't go to college free...on "grants" or "scholarships," Fine. Pretend. If it makes you feel better. My son graduated from High School with a 94 average. His counselor told him that wasn't high enough to even try for a scholarship to a decent college. A black kid who graduated when my son did had an 81 average and got a full scholarship to the University of Texas at Dallas. This is truth. No wonder I am bitter. I have seen whites treated like dogs so that blacks can have a free ticket to ride. That kind of thing does not make one feel good. What I don't get is why no one will admit it. Ashamed to I guess.
i dont know if your son is still in school or not but u might want to do some searching online for scholarships. I go to scholarship.com and answer what seems to be about 4 million questions and i have been eliglble for about 15 scholarships. If u are left handed, redhead, son of a vet questions like that. not all of these pay a ton but enough pay some to get a good start...
America is in the Toilet

United States

#17 Jun 3, 2009
richard wrote:
<quoted text>i dont know if your son is still in school or not but u might want to do some searching online for scholarships. I go to scholarship.com and answer what seems to be about 4 million questions and i have been eliglble for about 15 scholarships. If u are left handed, redhead, son of a vet questions like that. not all of these pay a ton but enough pay some to get a good start...
No. I have been out of college many years. I paid my own way. I have paid a son's way through college. I have paid a daughter's way through college. The crummy little "scholarships" you are referring to pay a tiny part of some obscure fee and third-rate dump colleges. If you want to go to big name schools (Princeton, Harvard, etc.,) totally FREE...you have to either be black, a foreigner, or crippled.(The best thing you can be is a black illegal alien from Africa...next best thing is a non-English speaking illegal from Mexico.) Forget it if you are white. The only thing white people are good for is to pay taxes. This is the source of the money our ruling elite gets richer by the day on. The idea is to tax me for all they can get, give a tiny part back to the blacks and other illegals, and keep the rest. This insures that the blacks and other illegals will continue to vote for them and keep them in power. Face it: America is in the Toilet
BlkButtrfly

Louisville, KY

#18 Jun 3, 2009
Toilet, I won't admit anything that isn't true, so you might as well give up. If you want to believe the Obama's hate white people, go ahead. I'll still sleep soundly tonight and I guarantee you they will, too! The only thing the Obama's, and other rational people have no use for are ignorant, bitter people like you. Richard told the truth when he said that there's a scholarship or grant for EVERYONE. Apparently everybody knows this but you. If you showed more tenacity toward your children's education and less attention to what black kids with 81 percent averages where doing, you may have found a scholarship for your child and saved yourself some money. Hell, you could have had your kids apply to a first rate, historically BLACK college and they would have been eligible to receive a full ride on a minority scholarship. That's what my white friend did for her son, and now he's in medical school! Instead you let racism be a distraction, screwing you and your son out of a free education. Now what did we learn???

You only have yourself to blame for what ever hardships you've encountered, but I realize it's easier for you to blame minorities, and fictitious black students on the shape of our country. Whatever. You just want to be hateful and bitter, but guess what...life is beautiful for the rest of us! Crawl under your rock, or better yet, schlep back into your cave already!!
America is in the Toilet wrote:
<quoted text>
You must not have read the same thesis I did. Or perhaps you missed the part about blacks being "marginalized." Hey, if it means I get to attend a prestigious university FREE for which I don't really have the qualifying scores or grade-points...by all means...."marginalize " me PLEASE. Why can't you admit that the Omamas hate white people.(not their movie-star, zillionare friends...oh no...not them) but good, solid, tax-paying citizens like me (who had the misfortune to be born white in the 20th century)..trust me...they have no use for.
Richard

Louisville, KY

#19 Jun 3, 2009
I will not debate the views that you hold but of you want to go to college there are ways. I was fortunate that my employer had paid all my tution for my Bachelors Degree and iam now working on my masters. My books were my own and books as anyone knows are quite exspensive. These so called crummy scholarships that u mentioned have allowed me not to put out a single dime on them. My daughter who will be entering college in just a few yrs has accumlated what is called keys money for her schooling and we have searched data bases and she is eligible for up to $7,500.00 per year right now in these crummy scholarships. She might have to spend 2 yrs at a community college before she goes on to a 4 yr school but she will get her education. Also in Louisville Ky workers at UPS are given free tution at the UNiversity of Louisville and other colleges along with a job and they work around your schedule. I dont know about your situation but for me, my daughter and others i know it isnt that hard to go fro reduced or even free. Of course there are no Harvards, or Mits or things like that here but there is excellent oppotunity
SpeedRACER

Louisville, KY

#20 Jun 3, 2009
I don't get why you're so mad. There are plenty of scholarship programs out there that pay for your education; some pay a little, some alot-you just have to do your research. I went to college on a sports scholarship (track) and it was completely free, but no one told my parents about it; they found out about it through someone else and then researched it.

One more thing, given how blacks are always on tv for breaking the law, why is the subject of them going to college a BAD thing to you? No offense, but I'd rather be surrounded by educated blacks than a bunch of stupid thugs.
America is in the Toilet wrote:
<quoted text>
No. I have been out of college many years. I paid my own way. I have paid a son's way through college. I have paid a daughter's way through college. The crummy little "scholarships" you are referring to pay a tiny part of some obscure fee and third-rate dump colleges. If you want to go to big name schools (Princeton, Harvard, etc.,) totally FREE...you have to either be black, a foreigner, or crippled.(The best thing you can be is a black illegal alien from Africa...next best thing is a non-English speaking illegal from Mexico.) Forget it if you are white. The only thing white people are good for is to pay taxes. This is the source of the money our ruling elite gets richer by the day on. The idea is to tax me for all they can get, give a tiny part back to the blacks and other illegals, and keep the rest. This insures that the blacks and other illegals will continue to vote for them and keep them in power. Face it: America is in the Toilet

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