“I don’t believe it represents racism because I’m not racist”. They brought their own flags to fly in the parking lot outside the building. However, the expanse of companies who apologized and re-evaluated their inclusion of the Confederate flag does not include Six Flags Over Texas, a national amusement park. And I put that flag on the cover of my first book because, for good or for ill, that flag will forever have a place in the souls of black folk in the South.
As many as 1,200 people were expected to attend the reunion, which was awarded to the Richmond delegation more than a year before Dylann Roof gunned down nine members of the historic Emanuel AME Church in Charleston.
“I know the mayor certainly wants to make the correct and informed decision understanding the totality of the conversation moving forward”, said Montano. Marking the third Confederate flag, the Confederacy added a red vertical stripe to the second flag’s white background after realizing that the second flag’s white background could be confused as a white flag of surrender. It’s disgusting.
“Pick and choose history and the truth slips away”. Vic Smith who hopes the flag will not be touched said, “We had Jewish confederates, there were African American confederates, native American confederates, Spanish descent confederates…” Everything boils down to economics/business at some point, so let’s take a look at the past few weeks to see what has really taken place. Remember all those other wars we went through together? But if the Ku Klux Klan is going to walk around and turn the Confederate flag into their deal … But, as indicated by letters sent home from union troops, most were there for both reasons and many exclusively for the freedom of the slaves. And I have no problem respecting soldiers killed in our bloodiest war.
What did the Confederacy stand for?
Edgerton’s dark skin and white hair contrasted with the Confederate battle flags that flapped around us as he talked about the atrocities committed by Lincoln.
“Hollywood don’t talk about that”, he said.
In Alabama, Gov. Robert Bentley ordered four Confederate flags removed from a monument on the State Capitol grounds.
They don’t acknowledge that Southern leaders said – in documents, speeches and letters – they fought to preserve slavery because blacks were inferior. In fact, you can’t even tell which are which.
Well it has started: the all-out assault on our Southern culture and its heritage.
Ambulances took seven people to hospitals, the South Carolina Department of Public Safety said in a statement that provided no information on the severity of the injuries. That’s why it’s important to set the record straight.
Those bad ideas are still out there, all right, and the ACLU will fight tooth and nail to keep them constitutionally protected no matter how much we disagree with them.
“History does not often proffer us the neat lessons we demand of it”, author K. Michael Prince wrote.
The County Commission needs to listen to those who show up today to speak on the flag debate then come to a thoughtful, sensible solution regarding this divisive symbol.