Guess what was on the shirt. Vulgar graphics or words? No. Anything hateful or rude? No. Something religious? No. Are you ready for this? Are you sitting down? Okay, I'll tell you... it was a picture of an eagle with the United States flag in the background! What?! What was he thinking? How offensive and disgraceful. Maybe he should have been expelled. What about criminal charges? Seriously, are you kidding me?! What is disgraceful and offensive is suspending a student for wearing a patriotic shirt. This is still America, isn't it? When the principal found out what had happened, he apologized to Jaegur and his mother.
When the school received a lot of backlash because of its insensitivity, school officials said the parents would have to prove that Kobe was an actual Native American. How offensive! Before Kobe could come back to school, the parents would also have to get a letter from the Seneca Nation in New York verifying that the mohawk haircut is of Native American heritage. Is this school completely out of touch?!
The Seneca Nation was all too eager to write a letter... "It's disappointing that your school does not view diversity in a positive manner, and it is our hope that Kobe does not suffer any discrimination by the school administration or faculty as a result of his haircut." Well said! The school "caved in" and allowed the mohawk. Being half Native American myself, I say, "Yay!"