Saturday, June 27, 2015

It takes a woman to do what a man should do

And that woman was Bree Newsome who scaled the flagpole in front of the South Carolina capitol today and removed that ugly Confederate Rag of Rebellion.
Early Saturday morning a Carolina activist scaled a flagpole outside the statehouse in Columbia, South Carolina and removed the Confederate flag. After climbing down from the 30-foot pole, the woman, identified as Bree Newsome on Twitter, was arrested. Newsome is associated with the #KeepItDown campaign aimed at removing the Confederate flag.

The flag is protected by state law and was raised back up shortly thereafter. A pro-flag rally is planned at the site later this morning.

“We can’t wait any longer,” Newsome said in a statement regarding the motivation behind her decision to remove the flag herself. “We can’t continue like this another day. It’s time for a new chapter where we are sincere about dismantling white supremacy and building toward true racial justice and equality.”

The Confederate flag is at the center of a debate on racial justice that has emerged after the murder of nine black parishioners in Charleston’s Emmanuel A.M.E. Church by 21-year-old Dylann Roof on June 17.

Those involved in taking down the flag said it is “a symbol of white supremacy that inspired the massacre” and that it “flew in defiance of everyone working to actualize a more equitable Carolinian future.”
This was only a symbolic gesture, with the rag restored soon after and Ms Newsome under arrest. And today will also see a rally of the unregenerate losers who think there is some value in that rag.


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