And so it continues. "...put the American flag down [instead of the Confederate flag]"

FrankieTDouglas

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http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jun/25/louis-farrakhan-calls-american-flag-come-down-who-/

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan said Wednesday that the American flag should be taken down instead of the Confederate flag.

The activist made his comments at Metropolitan AME Church in Washington, D.C., just one week after nine black individuals were killed at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in South Carolina. Dylann Roof, 21, was arrested less than 24 hours after the massacre in connection with the massacre.

“I don’t know what the hell the fight is about over the Confederate flag! We need to put the American flag down because we’ve caught as much hell under that as the Confederate flag!” the Nation of Islam leader said, a local radio station, WMAL, reported. “Who are we fighting today? It’s the people that carry the American flag. What flag do the police have? What flag flies over the non-Justice Department? What flag flies over the White House?”

Mr. Farrakhan said white people only marched with black citizens last weekend in South Carolina because they didn’t want social unrest to occur, WMAL reported.

Rush Limbaugh predicted on Tuesday that liberal activists would call for the American flag to be taken down, The Blaze reported. Greg Gutfeld of Fox News’ “The Five” called the radio host’s comments a “fear tactic.”

“This is absurd. … ‘They’re gonna take our flags’ is like a leftist saying, ‘They’re gonna take my birth control pills.’ It’s a fear tactic,” Mr. Gutfeld said, Mediaite reported Wednesday.
 

VulchR

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Farrakhan is a clown. Perhaps if people in the North were flying the flag that existed during the Civil War, or the genocide against the Native Amercians he would have a point. After all the North had slave states as well and the Emancipation Proclamation did not apply to them. However, the current US flag was adopted in 1960. If Farrakhan would like to add something to the flag the reminds us of the shame of how the US has treasured people of color, then let him propose something. We can always change the flag.
 

VulchR

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Do you think people would find the Confederate flag acceptable if it had 50 stars instead of 13?
The Confederacy did not exist when we grew to 50 states, so I am not sure of your point. In any case, the history of the US after 1960 is at least a little better than during slavery, so the current flag should be considered preferable.