Six University of California-Irvine student council members voted to ban the American flag from a campus building. Students and faculty members defended them and created an online petition stating their express support of the underlying reasons for the ban.
The vote to remove the flag stemmed from an attempt to avoid “triggering” hurt feelings among illegal immigrants due to “racism and xenophobia,” according to the petition, which received over 1,200 signatures, including 60 from UC Irvine professors and faculty members. The petition roundly condemned “nationalism” in general and “U.S. nationalism” in particular.
Let your “freak flags” fly folks! Just not Old Glory.
The ban was eventually overturned, much to the chagrin of academics everywhere.