Black students in Georgia were suspended for planning a protest after white students waved a Confederate flag and allegedly used racial slurs

  • White students were captured on video waving a Confederate flag at a Georgia school and did not face disciplinary action from administrators, WGCL-TV reported.
  • In response, students at Coosa High School planned a protest against racism.
  • A group of Black students was suspended for organizing the demonstration, while the non-Black organizers weren’t, students told the outlet.

Students at Coosa High School in Rome, Georgia, were captured on video waving the Confederate flag during a spirit day event, but the students did not face disciplinary action from school officials, a student at the school told WGCL-TV.

The incident led other students to plan a protest against racism. The student organizer, Jaylynn Murray, told WGCL-TV that the Confederate flag “is a racist symbol” and “it makes me feel disrespected.”

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