“Separate But Equal” is an old saying that describes the nature of America’s fifty states. But with the recent cold-blooded killing of nine Black church members in Charleston, South Carolina by a very young white supremacist, there are many states that don’t want to be compared equally with a state that flies a Confederate flag – a flag that flies over the South Carolina Capitol in symbolic defiance of the outcome of the Civil War – that Blacks are not slaves, not property, not animals to be slaughtered like “cattle of color.”
The Oregonian has captured that gut-wrenching angst among many Oregonians who are decrying the fact that a 50 state flag display outside our State Capitol in Salem includes the flag from Mississippi – a flag that contains a Confederate flag inset within its state flag. Here’s the story. Click here.