Friday, July 10, 2015

South Carolina Takes It Down

This is just one step.  And it's very symbolic: it doesn't change the fact that racism remains a troubling wound to the nation's soul.

But this step is a big one.

Getting South Carolina - the hotbed of secession since the days of John C. Calhoun, the source of discord and segregation for more than a century - to lower the Confederate Battle Flag is a BFD.  The symbol of hating a federal government that insists on equality before the law and between all citizens, the symbol of a Lost Cause far too many want to keep fighting, a flag that flew in public as a sign that the hatred supporting that heritage was tolerated at the least...  That symbol no longer flies.  Racism no longer carries an official seal of approval.

As for that flagpole, I recommend flying the Moultrie Flag as it has historic value.

Also, props to Bree Newsome.  And to some awesome fanart:

Now for the hard part: convincing more people to stop being haters over race, stopping the fear-mongering out there causing unjust division among Americans.

1 comment:

dinthebeast said...

Thank you for the K.B.Jones art.

-Doug in Oakland