Prom dresses: Rebel without a clue
There is nothing particularly new about the recent story out of Tennessee, about a girl who was turned away from her prom because her dress looked like a Confederate flag. The discussion that follows usually focuses on rights. But in general, we all have the right to offend. It’s just that, in most cases, mature people take care not to say things that seem racist or sexist or harmful, because that is the civil thing to do.