Mississippi Governor Signs Bill Abandoning State Flag With Confederate Emblem

The symbol long associated with racism has flown over the state since 1894.

7/1/2020 5:17:00 AM

The symbol long associated with racism has flown over the state since 1894.

The symbol long associated with racism has flown over the state since 1894.

Nick VisserMississippi Gov. Tate Reeves (R) signed a bill to change the state flag on Tuesday, effectively ending the most prominent display of the Confederate battle emblem in the country.Mississippi’s state flag has sparked controversy for decades for prominently displaying the Confederate symbol, which has long been associated with America’s racist history. Backlash against the flag and other tributes to the Confederacy has grown in recent weeks as people protest racial injustice and police brutality across the country.

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Reeves, a Republican, addressed critics of the flag’s removal and their fears that doing so would erase state history.“This is not a political moment to me but a solemn occasion to lead our Mississippi family to come together and move on,” Reeves said Tuesday while signing the bill. “A flag is a symbol of our past, our present and our future. For those reasons, we need a new symbol.”

“Whether you are proud of this step or angry with us over the process, I want you to know that I love you,” he continued. Read more: HuffPost »

This one? Only program in the US you can factually state wasn't 'associated with' but FOUNDED in and still practices racism and eugenics by setting up shop almost exclusively in low income black and Hispanic neighborhoods. Margaret Sanger is smiling up at you. So, only 119 years before they abolished slavery...

How can the people of MS vote for all those dumbasses? Lol...fake narratif deep state distract Historic! Congrats MS good. Long long overdue. But the legislature’s requirement that replacement have “in God we trust” will trigger new divisions, lawsuits. Mississippi GOP lawmakers resisted change for years and now want to find a new way to make some citizens feel excluded.

It was used to intimidate African Americans. It’s been long over due. Let’s move forward. cheap blue folder he got there Time to CancelYale

Mississippi governor to sign bill to remove Confederate emblem from state flag in 'coming days'Sad,,,, Shameful Good riddance

Mississippi lawmakers overwhelmingly pass bill to create new state flag without Confederate battle emblemThe Mississippi flag and its Confederate battle emblem is expected to come down in the coming days as lawmakers voted overwhelmingly to choose a new state banner. Time destroys all things. Long overdue. Should never have had it, as the civil war was a rebellion, subsequently put down.

Mississippi governor signs bill into law removing Confederate symbol from state flagUPDATE: Mississippi governor signs bill into law removing Confederate symbol from state flag. Finally Making progress. Keep fighting.

Mississippi governor to sign bill removing Confederate emblem from state flagRepublican Gov. Tate Reeves is set to sign a bill Tuesday evening to remove the Confederate emblem from the official Mississippi state flag, the only remaining state flag to feature the Confederate insignia. Place a running river. As logo..green with blue. Now do the Democratic Party.

With a pen stroke, Mississippi drops Confederate-themed flagJACKSON, Miss. (AP) — With a stroke of the governor’s pen, Mississippi is retiring the last state flag in the U.S. with the Confederate battle emblem — a symbol that’s widely condemned as... Now do Georgia. Next! and replacing it with the mccarthy-era 'in god we trust'

Mississippi governor signs bill to retire flag with Confederate emblemJUST IN: Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves has signed a bill that takes a historic step to retire the last US state flag to feature the Confederate insignia “bUt OuR hIStOrY” What's the new design Make sure they don't replace with the one Trump wants