The Confederate Flag and the Oneness of Humanity
- Category: Social Action
- Created: Wednesday, 01 July 2015 17:01
- Published: Wednesday, 01 July 2015 16:53
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As the Confederate flag of South Carolina goes down literally and figuratively and others, like Mississippis and Alabamas, and even previously revered collectibles like the famed Dukes of Hazzard General Lee Confederate Matchbox Car, fall with it in rapid succession, many of us stand in awe that such a change is actually happening.
While these moves were unimaginable just two weeks earlier, my thoughts inevitably turn to the nine slain worshippers in the Emanuel AME church of Charleston, who deserve the honor bestowed upon martyrs for racial equality and justice. The fact that President Obama broke out in song during his moving eulogy for Rev. Clementa Pinckney attests to how profoundly he, along with a quiet majority of humanity, have been moved not just by the tragedy of the loss of those innocent worshipers, but also by the faith, fortitude, and forgiveness shown by the victims families, and by the wider community of Charleston coming together for a greater good that mustabsolutely mustbe realized.