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Mississippi has finally decided to change their traitorous and racist flag

I guess we should be proud that our most backwards state finally joined the 20th century.

[Quote]Mississippi lawmakers voted on Sunday to bring down, once and for all, the state flag dominated by the Confederate battle emblem that has flown for 126 years, adding a punctuation point to years of efforts to take down Confederate symbols across the South. The flag, the only state banner left in the country with overt Confederate imagery, served for many as an inescapable symbol of Mississippi’s racial scars and of the consequences of that racial history in defining perceptions of the state.

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by Anonymousreply 2906/29/2020

They need to do a great deal more there than just change a flag.

by Anonymousreply 106/28/2020

The new flag, to be designed, must say “In God We Trust.”

Let’s hope it’s not a picture of blond Jesus.

by Anonymousreply 206/28/2020

Thank God.

That was just insane that they kept it for years after every other state with the Confederate symbol on it had changed their flags.

by Anonymousreply 306/28/2020

I'm shocked it passed both houses of the Republican-dominated legislature by wide margins. The Trump-loving governor says he'll sign it. Mississippi voters will pick a new flag without a Confederate emblem in November.

This is an amazing turn of events, and all because of the Floyd crisis.

Change happens after people show force.

by Anonymousreply 406/28/2020

I think even a lot of right wingers know deep down that having your state flag be about the confederacy is pretty dumb r4.

by Anonymousreply 506/28/2020

The alternative flag, which some municipalities and public colleges and universities have been using for a couple of years now, is a serviceable piece of flag design.

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by Anonymousreply 606/28/2020

Wow, that flag is really nasty. Some of us up Nawth had no idea some of this stuff still went on in the shithole states.

by Anonymousreply 706/28/2020

The confederate flag should have been eliminated long ago. It's a divisive symbol that does no one any good.

by Anonymousreply 806/28/2020

For AA's the Confederate flag is akin to the Nazi flag for Jews. It is deeply insulting and racist and it is long past time that the state flags with Confederate symbols on them were retired permanently.

But frankly, the Confederate flag should be an insult to ALL OF US for it represents a time when a bunch of people decided to commit TREASON and break off from the United States of America to try to start their own country within our country. This was TREASONOUS behavior and they shouldn't have gotten off so easily after they lost the war IMO.

Again, they LOST the war (whether they want to accept that or not) and therefore their flag should have been thrown on the garbage heap of history a long time ago.

by Anonymousreply 906/28/2020

I cannot believe they are doing this. It seems so... decent.

by Anonymousreply 1006/28/2020

[quote]BREAKING: After 126 years, Mississippi’s state flag bearing Confederate battle emblem REMOVED.

[quote]“I can’t believe it. I am so emotional. Medgar’s wings must be clapping.” —Myrlie Evers, widow of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers. #BlackLivesMatter

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by Anonymousreply 1106/28/2020

So glad that Myrlie Evers lived to see this happen.

by Anonymousreply 1206/28/2020

Not surprised a state as progressive as Mississippi acted on this so quickly. After all, Mississippi ratified the 13th Amendment to abolish slavery in 2013.

The pace of Southern progress is dizzying.

by Anonymousreply 1306/28/2020

I guess we should be proud that our most backwards state finally joined the 20th century. -OP

OH DEAR.

by Anonymousreply 1406/28/2020

All well and good, but the "in god we trust" proviso is every bit as repulsive as the confederate flag.

by Anonymousreply 1506/28/2020

It should be a naked picture of Melania.

by Anonymousreply 1606/28/2020

Haha Even conservative MS is fucking over the racists.

by Anonymousreply 1706/28/2020

It’s not about force. The video moved public opinion, after the cumulative effect of prior cases. There was no ambiguity here. No possible defense of the officers. If anything, the riots almost diffused the public’s reaction. Fortunately, the protestors put a stop to them.

by Anonymousreply 1806/28/2020

If legislators in Mississippi can vote to remove its flag then the times have changed. Not attitudes, racism will continue to be the law of the land. However, Black residents of Mississippi can finally take pride in one small victory in that godforsaken place.

by Anonymousreply 1906/28/2020

See it’s not just liberals. People are over pretending that flag represents anything other than racism and little else.

by Anonymousreply 2006/28/2020

R6 Who were the fascists who designed that!?

by Anonymousreply 2106/29/2020

I see now, what really got them to change was college sports. The SEC and NCAA said no play off events in the state until they change it.

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by Anonymousreply 2206/29/2020

They decided to stay in the Union after all? Awwww.

by Anonymousreply 2306/29/2020

Still a surprise, R22. Mississippi is one of the poorest or the poorest state in the U.S. because it hardly ever bows to economic pressure. Racism is its treasured heritage.

by Anonymousreply 2406/29/2020

[quote] Mississippi is one of the poorest or the poorest state in the U.S.

Thank God for Mississippi!

by Anonymousreply 2506/29/2020

R25 Same

by Anonymousreply 2606/29/2020

Mississippi is the poorest state by a decent margin. Next closest is West Virginia.

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by Anonymousreply 2706/29/2020

WV = District 12 in the coming games. WV doesn't have a racist flag, so poverty is not the issue.

by Anonymousreply 2806/29/2020

I was genuinely interested in what Billy Joe has to say about this.

(seriously)

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