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Black boy suspended for using bathroom, wiping hands on American flag; parents cry "racism"



A 13-year-old Virginia student was suspended from school during finals for allegedly wiping his hands on the American flag after using the bathroom, say reports.

Moses Hinton, a student at Plaza Middle School in Virginia Beach, denies wiping his hands on the stars and stripes, saying "I was coming up the stairs and I lost my balance and I touched the flag," reports WAVY-TV.

Hinton's family believes their son was suspended because he is the only African-American seventh grader in the school's gifted program - despite the school having an African-American principal - and has retained attorney Wayne Scriven to explore possible legal action, reports WTKR-TV.

"You have a bright, gifted, young black male; it seems to be an attempt to pour ice water on his motivation," Scriven told WTKR-TV.

"A teacher observed a student who recently returned from the restroom using the American flag as a hand towel," school spokesperson Eileen Cox told WAVY-TV. She added "the student indicated to the teacher that there were no paper towels in the restroom."

Hinton says he was coming from the bathroom, but that he wiped his hands on his pants because it was out of paper towels.

"It has had an emotional impact on my son's education," Hinton's mother, Victoria said.

The school said it suspended Hinton for defacing school property in accordance with its code of conduct.

However, no visible damage to the flag was found.

Moses Hinton has had other issues with school staff in the past two years that she viewed as unfair. The family does not want to sue for discrimination, but she wants her son's record cleared.


SOURCE: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/virginia-student-suspended-wiping-hands-american-flag-article-1.1092001


Added: Jun-9-2012 
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  • If people don't respect the nations they are living in then the shouldn't be there, fact.
    And if a child is already taking this attitude then it is obviously something he has picked up from his parents, and they are obviously players of the system because as soon as he is held accountable for his actions they go and play the racism card.
    We are foreigners in our own countries.

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  • Not racism, FU*king IGNORANCE on their child AND parent for defending him. I don't care what flag it is, that isn't right. Now if it was the Quran, i'd giggle JUST a little..

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  • Obama, this boys real father, wipes his a$$ with the constitution all the time.

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  • Fuck that ***** - how dare he disrespect my flag.

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  • Cry "racism" and everyone runs for cover!

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  • obamas son needs skittles and money

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  • It's always about race with these idiots.

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  • "I was coming up the stairs and I lost my balance and I touched the flag,"

    You'd think after all that fine edgamakation that he'd be able to make up a better excuse than that.

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    • @USA1 "Hinton's family believes their son was suspended because he is the only African-American seventh grader in the school's gifted program..."

      Notice anything in that quote? :)

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    • @WE ARE POWER

      He's a seventh grader in the 1st grade gifted program?

      Whenever one of them is murdered in a crack deal gone bad they are always described as one of or a combination of: athlete, honor student, aspiring rapper.

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    • @e4bannan

      and "good son" or "loving chile' that never be hurting no bodies..."

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  • I wonder what low standards have to be in place for a monkey to get into the "gifted" program.

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  • Little bastard probably did do it...

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  • ""I was coming up the stairs and I lost my balance and I touched the flag,"

    BULL FUCKING SHIT!

    This is the patriotism that Obama is allowing in our schools!

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  • : "You have a bright, gifted, young black male; it seems to be an attempt to pour ice water on his motivation"
    What a crock of shit. If "the man" didn't want the kid in the program, they'd have never put him in it.

    "I lost my balance."

    Seriously? Come on. You're gifted and that's the best you can come up with?

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  • *hears Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton's phone ringing*

    idiots

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  • Should be expelled.

    Thank god there are still schools that give a fuck about the American flag.

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  • Anything fo freeeee money....what a HUGE shock!

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  • Yup, that's what they do best!. CRY RACISM IN DEFENSE OF THERE BEHAVIOR.

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  • Maybe he was sleepwalking on his way to buy skittles

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  • Of course it's racism...they're black why wouldn't it be.

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  • Interesting case where integrity must play a big role. I still think the teacher was right since a child will say anything to get themselves out of trouble, a teacher has a career on the line. Sad really even the mother has grown up with this mentality so the child most likely will too, WTF Black people out there stand up and admit when you fucked up, we will actually respect you for doing that oh well se la vie.

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  • Anytime a kid says "I lost my balance and ________ happened" the kid is lying. So suck it up Mom, and get a whiff of the consequences you've omitted from your child's life for 13 years.

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  • Negros are so fucking stupid.

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  • Sounds like Obama's history.......intelligent enough to keep up with white and asian kids but still an idiot with no common sense. Everyone will tell this kid how great he is and fill his head with lies about how important he is and he will go on to be a colossal failure like Obama because nothing he does will actually merit the praise or advancement he gets. Something Eric Holder and Obama will never understand........the only reason they have their jobs is because they are black.

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  • We had the reverse of this here in my home town. A seven year old was suspended for asking a black child in his class if he is from Africa.

    Fucking stupid politically correct bull shit.

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  • When I was a kid they just started "bussing" black kids to different schools to "give them the same opportunity to learn" as everybody else. A couple of months after Rodney King (I shit you not, that was his name) came to our school I got into a fist fight with him. The first black kid at our school. The only thing it had to do with race at all was the fact he felt he needed to prove himself and I was the smallest kid in the 8th grade. After trading punches we ended up on the More..

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