Hampshire College elects not to fly flags following controversy

AMHERST, MA (WHDH) - Flags will not be flown at Hampshire College in Massachusetts anymore after a campus controversy.

The decision comes after someone apparently burned an American flag on the college’s Amherst campus.

The college initially flew the flag at half-staff following the presidential election, because of reported hate crimes across the country.

Now campus leaders say they want to turn the discussion away from the flag – and to bigger issues facing students like racism and discrimination.


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