The argument that the Confederate flag represents Southern pride doesn't resonate with me, a Northerner with Georgian and West Virginian roots. What I see is racism, segregation, the KKK, the Civil War and the devastation it brought to this country.
To allow the Confederate flag to fly is on par with allowing a flag with a swastika to fly.
I hope that those defending their right to fly the Confederate flag take another look at their position and respect what it represents to others: a symbol that is negative and hurtful.
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