Ban the Confederate Flag in Orange County (NC) Schools
"For many, the flag is a racially inflammatory symbol, which is undeniably rooted in slavery and racism. Given OCS’ commitment to serve all students, the district should not allow the Confederate flag on its campuses.” - Orange County NAACP President Patricia Clayton
Currently, Orange County Schools (NC) do not explicitly ban the Confederate flag. Images of the flag can be disruptive to a safe, secure environment, especially for African American students. Due to this impact, we are asking that the Orange County School Board show they are serious about equity by explicitly banning images of the confederate flag on school grounds.
If you are a student personally impacted by this issue, we would love to hear your story. If you are comfortable, please include school and grade in the comment box below. We are happy to keep your information confidential.
Please continue to share this petition with family and friends. If you know of any other students impacted negatively by the Confederate flag, we would love to hear their stories. Please have them contact us through our website at youthjusticenc.org.