Month: April 2013

Another Stunningly Ahistorical Comment on Race

This mess right here. I knew it would be bad when it started off with the oft heard excuse of wearing the confederate flag as just being a symbol of pride in heritage. I went to high school in the south, and I expected the confederate flag waving, and while it didn’t really get under my skin, it will never make sense to me. What are you proud of? Being part of a section of the country so hell bent on continuing the practice of human subjugation, human trafficking, and legalized rape, that you actually preferred to secede and make your own country rather than grant human rights to millions of people based solely on their skin color? Okay. I guess I can see where you take pride in that. *side eye* We’re one of the only countries that enacted a massive international human rights violation–the holocaust of African peoples–that still glorifies the “good-ole days” by turning past plantations into country clubs, legalizing terrorist organizations under free speech (the KKK), and waving around a symbol …