The Rant: Teen disqualified from joining Marines because of tattoo

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A young man from Arkansas tried to join the Marines but was rejected because he has a tattoo of a Confederate Flag on his side.

“As soon as I said rebel flag on my ribs, he said DQ, just automatically, DQ,” Bauswell said. “I felt pretty low. My own government wasn’t going to let me serve my country because of the ink on my skin.”

The Marine Corps policy deemed the tattoo racist.

He told the recruiter he didn’t want it to be seen as racist so he had the words “Southern Pride” written under the tattoo.

But the Marines still say it violates policy.  What’s your take on this?