Polson Students Wear ‘White Power’ Shirts to Homecoming Activity

Native American advocate calling for protest at Friday's night's homecoming football game

By Justin Franz

POLSON — Officials at a Montana high school say two students were told to change out of shirts that said “White Power” on the front of one and “Redneck” with a picture of the Confederate battle flag on the other.

Handwritten on the back of the shirts was “Trump 2016 White Pride.”

The Missoulian reports the Polson High School students wore the shirts Thursday during a homecoming activity called “Color Wars,” in which each class dresses in a different color. The two juniors were on the white team.

Superintendent Rex Weltz says the students changed clothing when asked.

Polson is part of the Flathead Indian Reservation, where a large number of non-Native Americans live.

Native American advocate Dustin Monroe is calling on people to gather at Friday’s night’s homecoming football game with anti-racism signs.

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