Friday, May 17, 2013

Heritage Attack: Flag in North Carolina's Old Capitol Comes Down-- Part 2

The decision to take it down came about fast from Governor Pat McCrory who initially defended it, but you-know-who considered it "as a potent reminder of racial discrimination and bigotry."

State Historic Sites Director Keith Hardison, said the flags should be viewed in their proper historical context,  "Our goal is not to create issues"

Of course, North Carolina NAACP president William Barber was shocked when he saw a photo of the flag on AP.  "He is right that it has a historical context.  But what is that history? The history of racism.  The history of lynchings.  The history of slavery.  If you say that shouldn't be offensive, then either you don't know the history, or you are denying the history."

The Old State Capitol is no longer used as the General Assembly moved to the new building a half century ago.

The presence of Confederate flags at state government buildings has long been an issue throughout the South.  The NAACP has even boycotted South Carolina over it.

More to Come.  --Old Secesh

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