CONTEXT & AMERICA’S HYPOCRISY
Ronald Reagan’s Mantra: “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down THIS WALL!
America’s got a nerve, doesn’t it? Telling other countries to tear down their walls and allow freedom to reign, while BUILDING walls of discrimination, inequality, imposing racial stereotypes of Black Americans being ‘Welfare Queens,’drug dealers, criminals. Yes, we got your Reaganomic, MOFOS!
Bree Newsome’s Mantra : AMERICA, TEAR DOWN THIS CONFEDERATE FLAG!
Grace in ACTION
HELL YEAH! Bree’s 3 Chics SHERO. Thanks, SG2.
— 3ChicsPolitico (@3ChicsPolitico) June 27, 2015
According to a statement from the activists they took down the flag because:
“We could not sit by and watch the victims of the Charleston Massacre be laid to rest while the inspiration for their deaths continue to fly above their caskets.”
The Confederate flag was born out of a government defending the enslavement of Black people and resurrected as an emblem for whites violently opposing racial integration. Any government that recognizes the flag is declaring that it cherishes a history of racial terror.
— Ava DuVernay (@AVAETC) June 27, 2015
— Isabel Wilkerson (@Isabelwilkerson) June 27, 2015
Drop any charges against Bree Newsome, the courageous organizer arrested for taking down the Confederate flag at South Carolina capitol