Case #1257.0

The Palestinian Flag Controversy at Lakeland High School

Publication Date: January 01, 1994
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A celebration of a suburban high school's ethnic diversity unexpectedly leads to crisis when a Palestinian student demands that a display of flags include the banner of the Palestine Liberation Organization. The community threatens to break down into a factionalized collection of ethnic enclaves; tensions in the sizable Jewish community run particularly high. A high school principal finds his decision will echo well beyond the school itself.

Other Details

Case Author:
Esther Scott
Faculty Lead:
Paula Hajar
Pages (incl. exhibits):
United States
Funding Source:
American Express Fund for Curricular Development in Ethics