Thursday, June 23, 2016

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 282: Battle Over Confederate Flag Rages On-- Part 1

From the June 15, 2016, USA Today by Will Tomer.

"Nearly a year after a gunman killed nine people at a historic black church in Charleston, S.C., reigniting a national debate over the Confederate flag, the emblem remains as divisive as ever.  (Actually, the killings did not reignite the controversy which has been going on for years.)

"On Tuesday, which was Flag Day in the U.S., activists gathered outside the U.S. Capitol to rally against the Confederate battle emblem's presence on the state flag of Mississippi.

"Critics of the flag's use in public spaces  (well, anywhere) say it is connected to slavery and racial violence.  Those who argue in support of the flag, including the organization Sons of Confederate Veterans, assert that the flag represents heritage rather than hate and that the First Amendment protections on free speech should allow the flag to hang on federal property."

When Will It End?  --Old Secesh

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