Several students displayed a Confederate Flag during the River Hill/Glenelg football game Friday evening, and many people in our community are now talking about this. The Confederate Flag has different meanings for different groups of people within our society. For many here in Howard County, this flag symbolizes division and evokes emotion.
In the Howard County Public School System, we value the diversity within each of our communities. We have a shared responsibility to use this incident to reflect upon the power of words, symbols, and actions. I urge all of our students to make choices that bring us together rather than tear us apart.