American flag, others banned in UC Irvine student area
In a push for what has been described as cultural inclusion, the student government at UC Irvine has voted to ban the display of all flags -- including the American flag -- in an area of the campus. A resolution adopted Thursday by the legislative council of the campus' Associated Students calls for removing all flags from the common lobby area of student government offices.
Written by student Matthew Guevara of the School of Social Ecology, the resolution states: "The American flag has been flown in instances of colonialism and imperialism" and notes that flags "construct paradigms of conformity and sets homogenized standards." The resolution goes on to say that "freedom of speech, in a space that aims to be as inclusive as possible, can be interpreted as hate speech." The resolution passed on a 6-4 vote by the student legislative council, with two abstentions...
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The student government's five-person executive cabinet is expected to meet Saturday to vote on a motion to veto the resolution, the statement said...
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UPDATE: As indicated in the article above, the move has now been vetoed: http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-uci-vote-to-ban-american-flag-others-misguided-20150307-story.html