i’ve recently received a number of emails and other correspondence requesting i comment on the ongoing debate concerning the placement of the rebel battle flag at the south carolina state capitol.
as i pen this post, CNN reports that 57% of americans believe the flag serves as a symbol of southern pride and not racism.
my first thought :: somehow, this is still a discussion? there’s an actual debate to be had?
here’s my two cents, as clearly as i can state it ::
the confederate flag is not a proud symbol of tradition or heritage; it’s a symbol of intimidation and oppression against the black community. and it always has been.
that’s not just my opinion – it’s a matter of objective historical fact.