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North Carolina Teen Denied Diploma for Wearing Mexican Flag Over Graduation Gown

HeadlineJun 07, 2021

In North Carolina, there’s a mounting outcry after a high school in Asheboro refused to give student Ever López his diploma for wearing a Mexican flag over his gown at his graduation ceremony last week. The moment was captured on a TikTok video that has since gone viral. López was born in the U.S. to Mexican immigrant parents and said he wanted to honor his Mexican roots as he would become the first member of his immediate family to graduate high school. The family says school officials denied López his diploma in a closed-door meeting with his parents and that they were escorted from the building by four police officers. López has still not received his diploma.

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