SM East students’ debate about Confederate flag goes viral, attracts hundreds of thousands of views

Former SM East student Christopher Justice’s arguments against use of the Confederate flag have attracted national attention. Image from video by SM East journalism students.

A high school student in Houston, Texas, was killing time on YouTube a couple weeks ago when the site served up a suggested video.

“I was on YouTube at like 2 in the morning and I came across it in my recommendations tab,” said the student, whose name is Adriana and who tweets under the handle @chulopjm. “At first I wasn’t going to fully watch it because it’s almost an hour long, but I did click on it.”