Originally Posted by stubborn_d0nkey
Edit: Did you even freakin read the article?
Actually, I did.
And I'm guessing you have little understanding of "southern" living. Seeing how over a decade ago, the University of Mississippi went through a similar instance involving their mascot.
To give you a little background info, Ole Miss (the nickname for the University of Mississippi) is known as the Rebels, and their mascot was an old plantation owner, Southern Gentlemen. The "Stars and Bars" was a regular occurrence on campus (and still is today, albeit unsupported now by the university) when Colonel Reb was the mascot.
Civil rights groups became involved in the case, dragging the ACLU in as well. Ole Miss dismissed Colonel Reb as their mascot a little over 10 years ago (to this day, there is still an unofficial mascot recognized by the Ole Miss student body and faculty). All of this hoopla was over a costume and a flag, that according to the civil rights group (and the ACLU) deemed was a valid signature of hate.
Now, move the situation over two states to the east, involving the group that flies the "Stars and Bars" and maintains the heritage of a supreme race, yet this time, the ACLU, legally has to take the opposing side on this age old confrontation. According to the 1st Ammendment, the KKK is within their rights.
It's a case of legality vs. morality, which is why I put in the debate section.