"Her Only Dance for Her Senior Prom Was On the Sidewalk"


19-year-old Jacqueline Duty is suing her Kentucky school district for barring her—and her Confederate battle flag gown—from the senior prom last spring. Article (reg. req.) with picture of Duty in her dress, and another pic of the dress (four years in the making, and yet not very slimming).

"Her only dance for her senior prom was on the sidewalk to a song playing on the radio," says Duty's lawyer Earl-Ray Neal. Duty herself says she just wanted to show pride in her background. "I wanted to show part of my Southern heritage," she says, in the kind of comment that will sound familiar to readers of David Beito's article on Confederate multiculturalism, which appeared in Reason a while back.