Sunday 20 September 2020

Shame on them...

The use of the confederate flag has been a contentious issue for quite some time. For some, it is a symbol of slavery and oppression. For others, it is a symbol of rebellion.

Supporters of the latter often tend to use ignorance of the former as a defence for displaying it. Or they simply don't give a shit about how many find it offensive, insisting that it is their right to display it and to hell with anyone that has a problem with that.

But all of that was before the current socio-political climate that the world finds itself in. 

Surely, there can now be no excuse. No excuse at all. So I find it staggering and deeply disappointing that some people still choose to rally behind and celebrate a flag that, if not seen as outright racist in and of itself, is at least inextricably linked to racism. Shame on them.

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