I go to James F. Byrnes High School in Duncan, South Carolina. The name of our mascot is the Rebels. White kids walk around wearing the Confederate Flag in “honor” of the sports teams. Fridays are really scary for me because all these kids are wearing these offensive t-shirts but the teachers say it’s okay because WE are the Rebels.
Now my school is asking people to vote YES on a bond campaign. I want everyone to vote NO unless they change the mascot. No one will listen to me. I’m asking the internet to make this go viral. I shouldn’t have to put up with racism in my school like this at all. They shouldn’t get more money to make it worse!
Here is a link to info on the bond: