"A senior at a Tennessee high school got turned away from her prom when she showed up in a custom-made Confederate flag dress.
Texanna Edwards, 18, of Trenton, Tenn., said she wasn't allowed inside Gibson County High School's prom on Saturday because officials deemed the knee-length red dress trimmed with the stars and bars was "offensive and inappropriate," she told the Tennessean.
The controversial flag is seen as a symbol of slavery-era racism by many, though others believe it stands for the heritage of the South.
"We asked why they thought that, but they kept saying the same thing over and over," Edwards said. "We kept asking people walking inside -- black and white -- and everyone said they loved it. Two black women even went off on the principal. They were upset with the principal. No one was upset with me." (More)