Monday, September 28, 2015

Ben Carson on Confederate Flag: If it’s a majority of people in that area who want it to fly, I certainly wouldn’t take it down

Melody Dareing reports:

  • The relationship between the South and the racing community is somewhat complicated for Carson because of the Confederate flag issue. Carson has compared the rebel flag to the Nazi swastika in that both are considered a “symbol of hate” for many people. Carson, the sole African-American running in the 2016 presidential election, negotiated the issue by stating that the rebel battle flag is “a local issue.”“If it’s a majority of people in that area who want it to fly, I certainly wouldn’t take it down,” he said.
    He said the only condition is that the flag be flown on private property instead of government grounds. It is an important point for racing fans because the battle flag often flies prominently at NASCAR events around the country. 
  • SOURCE: Western Journalism