Eastern Kentucky Students Hold onto Confederate School Symbols


Eastern, KY. (AP) -- The confederate flag remains a popular symbol at an Eastern Kentucky high school.

The flag remains a symbol of controversy nationwide, but students at Allen Central High School are embracing it.

Allen Central's welcome sign shows a grinning Confederate soldier, and rebel soldiers and confederate flags cover the walls at the school with an all-white student body.

Students there insist they don't see the flag as a symbol of hatred.

A school board member has been critical of the school's flag and mascot. Mickey McGuire says students at the school aren't being shown how racially insensitive the flag is.

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