Confederate flag comes down on South Carolina’s statehouse grounds – The Washington Post

The Political Agitator’s response: Not my damn heritage, not my damn flag the flag of confusion. Some will say that the flag will not change their hearts. Well not all of them but I believe it will change some. However the flag coming down from a public place is a good thing. Now what they do with it on their own person and property, fine with me. Those whom celebrate their history, I love to see who they are so I can know who I am dealing with.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The Confederate flag on South Carolina’s statehouse grounds came down during a Friday morning ceremony, ending its 54-year presence at the Capitol.

Members from a South Carolina Highway Patrol honor guard approached the Confederate memorial, and as one turned a lever to lower the flag, the assembled large crowd burst into sustained applause and chanted “U.S.A.!” The flag will be placed in a museum.

Cheers and hugs punctuated the morning. Just before the ceremony, a few gray-haired white men at the front of the crowd waved Confederate flags. But many more, both black and white, waved the United States flag. (Source: Read more)

Confederate flag ‘Heritage Ride’ held in Harnett County – WRAL

The Political Agitator’s response: Not my damn heritage and not my damn flag! This let me know who they are when they come out. What tickles me is the black dude who is ignant to what the flag of confusion is all about. He said it is heritage, (who’s heritage), born into it (really) and it’s history (history of confusion). I ain’t mad with them just watching to see who celebrate their heritage so I can know who I am working with. 

Erwin, N.C. — Defenders of the Confederate flag gathered in Harnett County Saturday for what they called a “Heritage Ride.”

About 25 people met in Erwin to drive more than 30 miles, waving confederate flags from their vehicles and standing up for a symbol they believe has been unfairly targeted.

Matt King, one of the drivers, said he believes the flag symbolizes peace and heritage.

Jordan Walker, an African-American, agrees with King. He said he doesn’t see the flag as a racist symbol.

“I mean, its heritage,” Walker said. “You’re born into it—it’s history.” (Source: Read more)

Serena Williams Has Not Played in SC Since 2000 Over Confederate Flag – Naturally Moi

Without a doubt, Serena Williams is perhaps one of the greatest tennis players to ever play the game. Winning tournaments after tournaments, Williams displays championship qualities that are admired by millions of fans. Let’s face it – what she does on the court is thrilling and exciting. Beating opponent after opponent in major events such as Wimbledon, the U.S. Open, The Australian Open, and The French Open keeps Williams in the top ranking. From the time Williams stepped on the scene, people have taken notice.

Williams is a champion on the court (that goes without saying) and off the court as well. Yes, she gets plenty of endorsements. Yes, she’s recognizable throughout the world. However, Williams is making her actions heard by refusing to play in South Carolina over the Confederate Flag. (Source: Read more)

Fox News’s Megyn Kelly can’t handle the truth about race and the justice system – Vox Identities

Fox News’s Megyn Kelly is outraged that Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby, who’s prosecuting the cops behind Freddie Gray‘s death, previously stated some basic facts about the criminal justice system.

“The criminal justice system … has historically and disproportionately affected so many communities of color, and what we’re seeing right now when we turn on the news and we open up the newspaper is that frustration,” Mosby said on April 28, according to Fox News. “So we will pursue justice by any and all means necessary.” (Source: Read more)