Flag controversy, Kindred Hospital in Mansfield, American flag, Supervisor found flag offensive

From CBS 11 News in Dallas Fort Worth May 27, 2009:

“Mansfield Flag Controversy Draws Worldwide Outrage”

“Is it okay to show your patriotism at the office?

For one Arlington woman, the answer was “no” after she hung an American flag in her office just before the Memorial Day weekend.

Debbie McLucas is one of four hospital supervisors at Kindred Hospital in Mansfield. Last week, she hung a three-by-five foot American flag in the office she shares with the other supervisors.

When McLucas came to work Friday, her boss told her another supervisor had found her flag offensive. “I was just totally speechless. I was like, ‘You’re kidding me,'” McLucas said.

McLucas’ husband and sons are former military men. Her daughter is currently serving in Iraq as a combat medic.

Stifling a cry, McLucas said, “I just wonder if all those young men and women over there are really doing this for nothing.”

McLucas said the supervisor who complained has been in the United States for 14 years and is formerly from Africa. McLucas said that supervisor took down the flag herself.

“The flag and the pole had been placed on the floor,” McLucas said. But McLucas also said hospital higher-ups had told her some patients’ families and visitors had also complained.

“I was told it wouldn’t matter if it was only one person,” she said. “It would have to come down.”

McLucas said hospital bosses told her as far as patriotism was concerned, the flag flying outside the hospital building would have to suffice.”

“It was midnight in Iraq when she spoke to CBS 11. Talking about the stand her mother took which could have cost her job, Lillian said, “If it’s the right thing to do, it’s the right thing to do. And, I think we need more people to stand up for what’s right in America.””

Read the entire article:

http://cbs11tv.com/local/patriotism.at.office.2.1020415.html

Thanks to GBAmerica for the heads up.

If the supervisor from Africa is offended by the US flag, they should move back to Africa. We will take up a collection to send them back.

10 responses to “Flag controversy, Kindred Hospital in Mansfield, American flag, Supervisor found flag offensive

  1. magna carta

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  2. Since the article never says if either Mrs. McLucas or the African supervisor attained permission to do what they did, to me this appears to be an internal office argument between two supervisors and that their boss has let it get out of control probably by not taking any correction action in the past regarding these two, now their issues have escalated into something much bigger and is getting national attention. The fault here has to be with the two supervisor’s boss. This boss needed to have known or needs to manage his/her personal problems better between themselves as this has now become an issue for the Kindred Corporation to deal with rather than just a department issue. My solution would be a mandatory paid leave of absence for all three parties involved. The hospital’s upper management would then need to meet with all three in the same room to make sure there is no more unrest between these two supervisors and the boss needs to be written up for poor performance in managing his/her personnel as it appears neither took action to meet with their immediate supervisor who appears to have no procedures in place to handle personnel issues properly, nor do they feel comfortable in going to this boss for leadership issues about managing. Kindred’s web page has a statement saying “the disagreement was over the size of the flag and not what it symbolized. We have invited the employee to put the flag back up.”

  3. My answer would be put the American flag back up. Ms. Africa is “invited” to either leave her position if she finds our flag so offensive, or take a one-way permanent trip back to her NBC country, or retain her position if she can
    duck tape her mouth shut and make no further
    comments of this sort AND prove she is
    even here in this country “legally.”

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  6. bob conrad

    I agree–Let’s take up a collection and send this african back to where the stars and stripes will not offend her. Good for you Debbie put it back up. If they complain. I will buy you one to put up. Korea was my war–51 to 55 USAF Trained as Combat Medic.
    Bob Conrad, S/Sgt USAF (a long time ago)

  7. thanks, Citizen Wells —

    I commented on both of these pages —

    http://obambi.wordpress.com/2009/05/28/only-in-america-can-africans-complain/

    Only in America can Africans complain

    http://obambi.wordpress.com/2009/05/30/a-disabled-veteran-is-being-told-what-to-do-for-7-stickers/

    A disabled veteran is being told what to do for 7 stickers

  8. The African supervisor shoudl return to Africa. If the flag is offensve to her she can go back to where she came from.

  9. If anyone FINDS THE STARS AND STRIPES OFFENDING,…. THEY SHOULD LEAVE MY COUNTRY ASAP. I FIND THEM (ALL WHO IS OFFENDED BY MY FLAG) OFFENDING,… “TO ME”. THIS IS JUST PLANE STUPID. WE NEED TO STOP THIS BS. (WELCOME TO AMERICA,…. EITHER LOVE HER OR LEAVE HER!)

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