Remove the flag, move the statues and re-name the streets…will any of this end racism?

South Carolina is serious about removing the Confederate battle flag from the state capitol. This flag was not the official Confederate flag it was actually a battle flag raised in 1962 in opposition to intergration. The South Carolina killer was enamored with the battle flag and all things Confederate, but do we eliminate all things Confederate? Do we erase them from the history books? Should schools and streets named after Confederate veterans be re-named? Will doing this move us closer to racial unity? Are we going down a slippery slope? What will happen if 50 years from now someone decides Martin Luther King Jr. is no longer a figure to be revered? What if they want his statue removed? What if they want the streets named after him removed? What if the holiday is rescinded? Slavery is America’s sin and the Confederates that fought to preserve it lost the war, but they are still a part of American history. We can not erase the stain by destroying all things linked to that history. Share your thoughts.

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  •  On June 26, 2015 at 4:14 am

    That flag is a part of their racist America. These people do not want unity, they want this country for themselves. They what and who they are and they pass it on from generation to generation. It will never end. Taking down those flags will not correct nor stop racism. It won’t stop until Jesus comes back. They got their bibles in one hand and their guns in another, quick to quote scripture too. I am sorry I have no hope of ever seeing america change, not one bit. I recently went into a funeral home in the state of MS and they say no black people’s funerals will be held there. I was so surprised at this happening in 2015. But yep I thought dead meant dead. But not for them. This world is wicked as in the days of Noah. God will have to come back to change all of this for sure.

  •  On June 26, 2015 at 4:15 am

    I meant they know what and who they are……

  • elogam  On June 30, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    I will admit I am amazed that someone running a funeral home would pass up the opportunity to earn money by doing a funeral, regardless of color. I say that if they feel that way, more power to ’em. Make sure to put that individual on blast, so that EVERYONE will know, and there is NO mistaking their stance. Make sure their vendors know how they feel, and let the vendors know that you would be curious as to whether or not they share these same beliefs.

    I have a Bible. I have a gun. I have multiples of both. I’m hoping that doesn’t make me a racist by association. As to the question at hand, no, taking down the Stars and Bars and renaming streets will not wipe out racism. “Those convinced against their will, are of the same opinion still.” I believe some folks that truly say “It’s heritage, not hate”. But the fact of the matter is, your symbol of “heritage” has picked up a bad reputation. Can you find NO OTHER symbol to demonstrate your heritage pride? Do yourselves a favor: Pick another symbol, and then get people of color to ALSO embrace it. That will protect it from those for whom it is a symbol of hate.

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