Friday, September 18, 2015

Tougaloo College: Confederate Flag represents "treason, pro-slavery, white supremacy, racial oppression"

Beverly W. Hogan, president at Tougaloo College; Wesley F. Prater, M.D., Chairman, Board of Trustees, summarize their argument at Jackson Free Press:

  • The Confederate flag, notwithstanding the sordid past representation of treason, pro-slavery, white supremacy and racial oppression, flown in present day reality, sends a negative message that obstructs progressive 21st-century social and cultural values. As part of the United States of America, our state is immersed in a globalized economy. And, our state's continued waving of the Confederate battle flag is an indicator that our dark past is more prevailing than our bright future.
Complete article HERE