Students suspended for wearing Confederate flags

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The gay pride flag. The confederate flag.

Like it or not, they are symbols that stir up emotion.

Whether you're passionate for or against, the question is: Can you ban one and not the other? One Washington school did. Check out this spirited debate from Raising America With Kyra Phillips.

For more conversations like this, watch Raising America every week day at 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. ET on HLN. And be sure to tweet your thoughts to @KyraHLN with the #RaisingAmerica hashtag or join the conversation on Facebook.com.

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