Professor makes students step on American flag to enter art show

By Rob Shimshock

A professor made students step on a painted American flag to enter an art show, according to a Monday report.

Lisa Rockford, an art professor at Broward College in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., painted an American flag white, cut it in half, and placed it like a doormat at the entrance to an art exhibit, reported Campus Reform.

“I have an appointment with the [dean] on February 2nd where he is going to explain why this is ok,” said Jess Karcher, a Marine Corps veteran and Broward College student who posted a picture of the display on Facebook. “Until then, this flag is going to be walked on and disrespected until the show is over.”

Karcher wrote a letter to Broward president David Armstrong expressing his discontent with the exhibit.

“People are stepping on the flag as they enter most of whom don’t realize its an American flag. The artist had a camera set up taking pictures of people stepping on it as part of her art work,” said the student. “I find this extremely disrespectful and kick in the gut as a veteran. I have lost many friends whose caskets were draped with that same flag.”

Karcher reported that when another professor tried to prevent him from stepping on the flag, Rockford said: “Don’t say anything,” according to Campus Reform. The veteran noted the art professor was laughing while taking pictures of people stepping on the flag.

Rockford exhibited her American flag doormat at the 2018 Full-Time Faculty Exhibition, an event the school billed as an “eclectic show” featuring photography, sculpture, ceramics, and other forms of art.

The Daily Caller News Foundation reached out to Rockford and Broward College for comment, but received none in time for press.

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6 thoughts on “Professor makes students step on American flag to enter art show

  1. Make it a Black Lives matter flag?

    Send the guy to Venezuela to profess his brilliance

    How about the ISIS black flag – no – that would be one he might honor.

  2. Liberal minds at work , it’s time to have a Draft again ….. Maybe if these liberal fools get to
    spend a little time with a DI ( Drill Instructor ) then they’ll understand what it represents .

    Now that’s would be an education !!!

  3. Always the same pathetic little pukes attacking where they know they are safe and knowing full well that they can flip the finger at decent and patriotic people who won’t attack back. If they are so confident in what they are doing then why don’t they spread pages of the Koran on the floor and walk on those?

    • That was my point – don’t get mad – get even. On the way out, slap a poster advertising a ‘Draw Mohammed Cartoon Contest’ and call the local TV crew.

  4. That sob m-F’ker. I put my life on the line to make that Bst’d healthy and prosperous Why are they getting paid for this?? They breed filth to “students:

    I’d like to meet him and give him an attitude adjustment with a 2X4. Can’t comprehend this sickness.

  5. Come on Teufel Hund – get creative and make your own ‘mat’ using some other group’s ‘flag’. Have someone filming so you can document the ‘artist’s’ selective rage.

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