Photo of the day

My daughter Sarah and the Atlantic Ocean at almost sunset (shot with my Canon G7x):

Steven Greene

The flag

Really interesting post from Gallup on changing attitudes about the confederate flag.  Short version: while plenty of GOP politicians seem to have figured out what the flag is really about, ordinary Republican voters, not so much.  Check out these charts:

Views of Confederate Flag as Symbol of Southern Pride, by Political Party

Views of Whether It Is All Right for Southern States to Display Confederate Flag, by Political Party

Meanwhile, I recently read in the N&O that confederate flag merchandise of flying off the shelves.  I’ve also seen more flags ostentatiously displayed in the back of pick-up trucks of late.  People can claim “heritage” all they want but it is a heritage largely defined by white supremacy and racial suppression.

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