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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.

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do not miss this.

mjkimpan  —  June 22, 2015 — Leave a comment

if you didn’t catch this brilliant, unscripted social commentary from ‘comedian’ (read: cultural critic) jon stewart, here’s your chance. take 5 minutes.

 

what do you think?