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Group renews effort to ban Confederate imagery in Albemarle schools
The Daily Progress Friday, June 22, 2018 at 12:01 a.m.

The allowance of Confederate symbols in public school dress codes has been a contentious issue for years and was further compounded by last year’s Unite the Right rally, which brought violence and death to Charlottesville.

The Hate-Free Schools Coalition, a group made up of parents and community members, has been asking the Albemarle County School Board to change the dress code to ban Confederate and white supremacist symbols since February.

The group cites the fear and intimidation the symbols prompt in students of color. Members most recently asked the School Board to change the dress code at a June 14 meeting.

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