Teenager Banned from Her High School Prom for Turning Up in Confederate Flag Dress

Daily Mail (London), April 25, 2012

A high school senior was barred from her prom after she showed up to the dance wearing a dress emblazoned with the Confederate flag.

Texanna Edwards, 18, wasn’t allowed to go inside last Saturday with other students because of her choice of gown that she had helped design.

The dress – red, knee-length and covered with blue stripes and white stars – was deemed ‘inappropriate and offensive’ by teachers at Gibson County High School in Tennessee.

Miss Edwards told Msnbc that she thought the dress was ‘cool’ and wanted her dress to look like the Confederate flag because she lives in the south.

She said: ‘We kept asking people walking inside – black and white – and everyone said they loved it.

‘Two black women even went off on the principal. They were upset with the principal. No one was upset with me.’

Director of schools for the region Eddie Pruett said there have been episodes of racism at the school in recent years and that the principal believed the dress may have caused a problem.

Miss Edwards had been told by teachers that if she went home and changed she would be allowed into the school dance but she decided against it.

Her family had spent around $500 on the specially designed dress along with the teenager’s hair and make-up.

The 18-year-old added that students at her school often wear T shirts and belts with the Confederate flag and it has never been an issue before.

The 13 stars of the Confederate flag represent the southern states who attempted secession from the United States during the Civil War, and where slavery was legal.

The Confederate States set up a government from 1861 to 1865, but were eventually defeated by northern states in the U.S. Civil War.

The 13 stars on the Confederates Flag represent the states of South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, Virginia, Arkansas, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky and Missouri.

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  • My only problem with what she did is that using a flag as clothing is disrespectful toward the flag and its meaning and identity.

    • Indeed.
      The flag code, really only applies to the US national flag.  But it is disrespectful to make clothing out of any flag.

      But yes, the official who banned her dress was a coward.

  • StivD

    She may find blacks with a different attitude if she makes it clear that she doesn’t consider black men an option, or approve of interracial mixing (if she actually doesn’t). She might make a lot of black female friends with that stance though.

  • Ann Cianflone

    I think the problem with that dress is that it is entirely too modest for a prom dress.  Prom dresses are supposed to be cut to the navel, slit to the you know where, sheer anywhere, tight and sexy.

    Wonder what the other dresses at that prom looked like?

  • WmarkW

    Texanna Edwards?
    Does she have siblings named Robert Lee Edwards and Jeff Davis Edwards?

  • diversity_is_a_hate_crime

    This was probably a set up. She didn’t really want to go to the prom, and the principal made a deal with her.

    “You come in a redneck dress, I’ll pay for it. I’ll ban you from the prom and get noticed by the muckety mucks at the State Board of Education, or better, the Dept. of Education in Washington. They’ll stamp me as ‘safe’ on the subject or race, and I’ll get out of this dump town and onto the fast track to the top.”

    Teachers always know whose watching them and whom they must impress. Censoring self-asserting expressions of White identity and unity is the best way to get noticed and promoted.

  • No

    Makes her look fat.

    What a great example of cowardice these school administrators set for children.  There was a time when kids respected teachers and administrators.  No more.  These politically correct, by-the-book, zombies are an embarassment to America.

    Land of the free and the home of the brave? Pfft. Land of the politically correct and the home of the cowardly servants of a bloated tick known as the federal bureaucracy.

  • Circlecrossranch

    In this retired lawyer’s opinion, she is gonna OWN that school.  This is clearly “state action” that violates the free speech guarantee of the First Amendment, as extended to the states and local governments via the Fourteenth.  Their colleges of education should teach educators about Constitutional torts.

    • Bon, From the Land of Babble

      You are correct because the courts have ruled that students do not leave their rights at the schoolhouse door.

      BUT, this HAS created problems for us teachers because it is now subjective as to what is or isn’t appropriate attire for school.  You would not believe (or maybe you would) what students try to get away with, especially girls who come to school dressed like little whores every day — very skimpy,  low cut tops without bras that leave several inches of skin showing all around (so they can show off their tats), micro short shorts, T-shirts with inappropriate messages, boys with pants hanging down to their knees, pajama bottoms, piercings all over their face and body,   flip flops, bedroom slippers or prison shower shoes (prohibited by state law, all shoes must have a back and cover the toes).  

      A lot of kids now sport those wretched discs in their ear lobes, boys and girls — they have little kits with varying sized discs to  gradually stretch out their lobes to ungodly lengths — I even saw a kid recently with one in his bottom lip!!!

      It’s the old “people should accept me for what I am!!” — which they then carry into the working world thinking employers “should accept me for what I am” — as they show up for job interviews in the same attire — and with the same bad attitude.

      What’s worse is many parents DEFEND this type of inappropriate dress!! (saying we teachers don’t understand “community norms”).  

      The dress code is a no-win policy for schools –the only thing that works is a school uniform.


      • Kurt Plummer

        First off, it’s not a flag because it wasn’t made from one.  If using -the symbol- was wrong, then there are dozens of other (bumper sticker to General Lee) items which would be equally ‘inappropriate’ and I find that untenable as an argument.

        It is not terribly pretty (the scale is off for the biometrics of the woman) but it is a rightful way of showing allegiance to a factionist political organization no different from the ‘Remember Che!’ crap I see all over here.

        The dress code is a no-win policy for schools –the only thing that works is a school uniform.

        Yes, and when I saw the latest ‘Trek’ film I saw what the lefties want all the little socialist trogs to be like and I was just as disgusted and frightened as if I they had all been dressed as little Hitler Jugend wannabes.


        A decent school uniform is a button down shirt without ‘message’ in plain colors which covers your arms and can be tucked into your pants and a pair of jeans with a visible belt in your size.  Shoes can be sneakers of any brand which doesn’t carry a political label or flashing lights and bells.

        What is wrong is that we are not isolating our children away from the dressed-like drunken monkeys idiots that convince them that looking like trash is ‘okay’ behavior.  Put decent whites in restricted classes with fellow white students and wiggers with Ns and -watch- how fast the disdain causes the counter cultural group to drop the attitude because they SEE what class looks like.

        Better yet, take the whites out of the public school system entirely and let LOTF rules commence.

        Where I live, I am -surrounded- by blacks in pants-below-bottom jeans that look like they belong on an eight year old and ‘skirt’ tee shirts that cover the exposed buttocks inbetween, though often barely.

        And every white around me rolls their eyes and looks the other way whenever these nominally straight-just-stupid blacks comes tippy-toe staggering down the aisle like drunken kangaroos.

  • Blaak Obongo

    “She said: ‘We kept asking people walking inside – black and white – and everyone said they loved it.
    ‘Two black women even went off on the principal. They were upset with the principal. No one was upset with me.’”

    Well, I guess if Quantavius and D’shannek’a say it’s okay, then that puts the Seal of Approval on it, right?
    Sorry, but we didn’t need any blessings from the African contingent to make us aware that a Confederate dress is acceptable.  This White girl has a right to wear whatever she wants, whether the tribes approve or not.
    Oh, wait, this is the Daily Mail

    • The__Bobster

      Here is the ghetto prom seal of approval:


      • j j

        Dude… how about an eye bleach warning or disclaimer next time?


      • Xanthippe2

        From the ghetto prom site:
        “Attire ghetto prom dress you need to remember that some people can misunderstand your choice. Especially your parents and others adults might dislike ghetto prom outfit. Is is true that for many designers and just people with classical view on a fashion ghetto fabulous prom dresses can cause real shock. So you need to be very careful selecting the dress for your ghetto prom if some of your relatives has weak heart. It is not a joke! Please note if you don’t want to have surprises on your prom day you should not pick on Ghetto prom dresses . “

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    I wonder if a gay male had worn this dress to the prom, would have been any outcry??

    Any manner of dress is acceptable at prom as long as it’s only insulting to Whites.  A dress with Che or Mao on it — OK.  Sagging pants –OK.  Star and crescent moon, hammer and sickle?  All OK.

    Confederate Flag?  OFFENSIVE!!  BANNED

    Scottish Kilt?  OFFENSIVE!!  BANNED

    April, 2005:

    An American teenager was banned from a high school prom parade after he turned up wearing a kilt.  School chiefs in Alexandria, Minnesota, ruled his Highland dress did not comply with their dress code. Male students are required to wear trousers and the school superintendent at Osakis high school ruled that the kilt fell into the ‘shorts’ category.

    April, 2012:

    A senior high school student in southwestern Illinois will be resigned to wearing pants to his prom, after a Tuesday decision by the school board banned him from wearing a kilt to the event.


  • JackKrak

    Best comment from original article –

    “Big deal, I guess if she made a dress out of a mexican flag she would have been
    on CNN as a hero of female liberation and a progressive free spirit.”

    • StivD

      Or, if she had gone dressed in a tuxedo with a girlfriend as a date.

  • Andromeda

    True story told me by a nurse:  It took several nurses quite awhile to disuade a black female from naming her newborn daughter “Latrine”.

  • Andromeda

    Ugly dress….I still think she should be able to wear it though. 

  • divideandrule

    Don’t know why.  The US is run by the Rockefellers who in turn take their orders from the British Empire Rothschilds who sent troops to support the south in the civil war, although they were never used because of the Russian Tzar’s threats.  And I know for a fact that the Queen of England wears Confederate flag panties.