It’s not hard to find a galling example of offensive points of view on keeping the Confederate flag flying.
A few days ago the Los Angeles Times quoted “a white protester” who objected to the highly publicized removal of the Stars and Bars from public places:
"This flag is so much more than a symbol of hate. We're losing an ability to educate people about the flag and what it really represents. Hiding it and tucking it away is not going to stop all the social dysfunction."
I infer that “social dysfunction” is camouflage for this gentleman’s actual meaning, because “social dysfunction” is not the way to broadly describe the persistent American legacy of slavery, bigotry, Jim Crow and hatred that still has a dreadful impact on our black neighbors.
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