The last state with a Confederate flag

Mississippi still has the Confederate symbol as part of its flag. It’s shocking to any reasonable person. The Confederate flag is the flag of slavery. Period. Anyone who says otherwise is an insensitive jerk, who needs to shut up and listen to a black person give their view on the subject. Failing that, I was going to call for a boycott, but I found an article that suggests a boycott might not be the most effective tactic.

Jake McGraw on yes! says that people who care from outside Mississippi need to go there and interact with people. This is how change happened before, during the Civil Rights era.

Boycotts Won’t Change Mississippi—But Civil Rights History Shows Us How We Can

W. Ralph Eubanks on the New Yorker gives more of a history of the flag in this article. This will allow you to understand better how it came about and why it’s still there.

Mississippi, the Two-Flag State

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