Saturday 25 January 2020

'Redneck Day' at high school causes uproar

An Arizona high school has come under fire from civil rights groups for holding a spoof "Redneck Day" to build team spirit ahead of an end-of-year dance.

The teenage student council, whose plans were approved by school officials, insist their only intention was to satirise 'Duck Dynasty', a reality TV show about a family of long-bearded, rural Louisianans.

One student, however, turned up draped in a confederate flag, an emblem of pride in parts of the south but which for many is a racist symbol of slavery and segregation.

School officials said the student came from another state and had not meant to offend. (© Daily Telegraph, London)

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