You probably heard it yesterday: Republican Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina signed a bill mandating the removal of the Confederate Flag from the state capitol grounds.
Don’t hold the applause.
Don’t go overboard, either.
This sudden willingness to take down a conspicuous symbol of historic prejudice and contemporary bigotry is a spit in the ocean compared to what needs to be done to undo the all-too-potent legacy of slavery and Jim Crow and racism and….
Sure, let’s give a hand to the Republicans who are (even reluctantly) removing the Stars and Bars from official public places.
And let’s see what they’re going to do next.
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