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Confederate Flag Prom Picture Sparks Controversy; Students Apologize

By    |   Wednesday, 06 May 2015 04:10 PM

A Confederate flag prom picture that sparked outrage on Facebook has a few Colorado teens saying "sorry."

KDVR-TV reported that a group of students attending the Chaparral High School prom in Parker were encouraged by a few parents to take a picture with the flag before heading to the dance.

"It’s hard to say sorry when that’s the only thing that can come out of my mouth right now," said the student. "I feel like there should be a better word for it."

The student remained anonymous at the request of her father, who expressed frustration that other parents encouraged his daughter to pose with the controversial flag. The daughter said she asked her friend not to post the photo online, but she did it anyway.

"I feel everyone struggles with trying to do the right thing at the right time," she said. "It was just difficult for me to voice that and stop what was going on."

While the Confederate flag represents pride in Southern heritage for some, it represents a past filled with racism and enslavement of blacks for others.

"I think in their immaturity they kind of think it is a cowboy thing, but to have parents feed into it and support it is really upsetting to me," said the mother of one of the boys in the photo.

Since garnering nation-wide headlines, several more students who posed in the photo posted apologies to Facebook.



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