While most sensible Americans were celebrating the bold actions of North Carolina activist Bree Newsome and the take down of the Confederate Flag at the South Carolina Statehouse, others decried the moment. Over the weekend, several pro-Confederate Flag rallies kicked off across the Deep South and don’t look to be letting up anytime soon.
As observed by WIS10 reporter Chad Wills, dozens of individuals decided to gather at the Statehouse in Columbia, S.C. with the flag of the moment in tow while singing the questionable “I Wish I Was In Dixie” song. There was even an intense conversation between a Black man and some of the flag marchers that immediately made that uncomfortable turn into racist dogma when the White individual told the man to “go back where you came from.”
More of the same took place on the capitol steps in Montgomery, Ala. and in several towns across Florida. Because of the intensity of the debate over the flag, the issue isn’t going to go away quietly in the night.
And despite sensible arguments in favor of the flag’s removal from government structures and the like, supporters are clinging to their right to fly the symbol.
In related news, Seven Scribes writer and NWAP podcast co-host Fivefiths tweeted a similar display of Confederate flag pride happened in his hometown of Rocky Mount, N.C. on Saturday (Jun. 27)
Check out some of the images from the pro-Confederate Flag rallies across the South on the following pages.