A Chicago-area school board member equated the American flag with “toilet paper”—and now, she’s doubling down on her comments.
In a post on her personal Facebook page, School District U46 board member Traci O’Neal Ellis praised NFL players for kneeling during the National Anthem, claiming that the American flag “means nothing more than toilet paper to [her.]”
“And I promise you, I would take #TakeAKnee at school board meetings if my doing so would not be disruptive to kids and a distraction to the work we need to do for them,” she added.
Ellis’s rant went viral after another school board member, Jeanette Ward, screenshotted the post—calling Ellis’s comments “despicable and disgusting.”
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