There is a huge debate surrounding the first American flag made by Betsy Ross. Superintendent of Forest Hills School District School Dan Behm caused a lot of controversy when he stated the flag was a symbol of hate and exclusion. This comment stemmed from a game between Forest Hills (predominately white population) and Ottawa High (predominately black population). Many students were chanting their school colors and well as the first flag. Many people found this action to be offensive,and it led to Dan Behm’s apology on behalf of his school.