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A Black teen in Texas is facing opposition from the state’s attorney general after she was expelled from school for sitting down during the Pledge of Allegiance. State Attorney General Ken Paxton has challenged the student’s decision — a move similar to the NFL’s, which called out its players for kneeling during the National Anthem.

India Landry chose to sit during the pledge at Windfern High School, which is part of the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent District school in Harris County. Landry drew inspiration for her action from Colin Kaepernick and other NFL players who have knelt, raised fists and sat during the singing of the National Anthem before games. The teen was trying to take a seat for what she believed.

“I felt the flag doesn’t represent what it stands for, liberty and justice for all, and I don’t feel what is going on in the country, so it was my choice to remain seated, silently,” Landry said to the Houston Chronicle. “It was a silent protest.”

Under Texas Law, students need permission to withdraw from participating in the pledge. The school board in Katy, Texas then responded to Landry’s move by expelling her. She is suing the district for free speech violations and denial of due process, the New York Daily News reported.

State Attorney General Paxton has publicly declared his support of the Katy school board. Landry’s filing presented an opportunity for the Texas district to examine a student’s choice to protest strong patriotic symbols such as the American flag and National Anthem. The case could also set a national precedent on the treatment of students who choose to sit, not stand, for the pledge.

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Texas Takes Cue From NFL To Get Black Student To Stand For Pledge was originally published on newsone.com

8 thoughts on “Texas Takes Cue From NFL To Get Black Student To Stand For Pledge

  1. tedgravely on said:

    Oh ye simple minded sheep. Separate but equal was a legal doctrine in American constitutional law that justified systems of segregation. Under this doctrine, services, facilities and public accommodations were allowed to be separated by race on the condition that the quality of each group’s public facilities was to remain equal. This young lady is fighting a policy that contradicts her First Amendment Right. The Constitution doesn’t restrict your rights based on age, gender or demographics. The young shall lead, because old fools are too subservient and afraid.

  2. If the law states that a student needs permission to withdraw from participating in the pledge, why didn’t Miss Protester get permission first? Try changing a law you disagree with first, instead of breaking the law and then whining about the punishment you receive. People always have to make things harder than they have to be. Of course, doing it that way does give you a better chance of getting your mug on social media.

  3. tedgravely on said:

    Shhh…….if you’re woke and listening, you can hear your rights slowly being stripped away. This isn’t Nazi Germany, but its trending that way. Next thing you know, racists and coons will turn you into the state for disagreeing with the Orange Idiot that lives at 1600 Pennsylvania. Get active in the community. Don’t just scream, rant and march. Do something!! Vote, run for office, school boards, or dog catcher. This is all types of wrong and clearly targets black people.

    • And as for you ROBERT, we all know what a woman births, when she hooks up with her father or brother. You! That’s all that came from Europe, incensed, inbread psychopaths. But y’all are better right?

      • Correction…..incestuous, inbred psychopaths. And besides than Texas Attorney General Paxton, is an ignorant country hick, who will probably blow his brains out when he looses his seat. It’s not surprising that he would celebrate a teen being expelled for exercising her rights. Texas has the lowest form of white men. Besides you two. Too ignorant for any use!

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