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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Don't you get weary

The Confederate battle flag continues to fly at full staff over the South Carolina statehouse, even as politicians stand beneath it condemning the murders Emanuel AME Church. Folks defend the flag with words like "tradition," but it is worth noting that the flag over the statehouse is not the flag of the Confederate States of America. It's the battle flag of the Confederate army - it was a flag designed to send the message "we are prepared to kill for our right to harm black people."
No one's saying the flag is to blame, but it's a pretty perfect emblem of the disease that seems to have settled over the country - the one that causes people to insist that racism is dead, while proof of our racism flaps proudly overhead. 
A Post-Racial America

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