Mississippi: Remove The Confederate Flag From Your State Flag!

I am the great-great-great-grandson of U.S. Senator J. Z. George, a Confederate brigadier general, chief justice of the state supreme court and one of the chief architects of the Mississippi Constitution of 1890.

That constitution which is still the governing document of the state, codified all of the elements of Jim Crow segregation, most notably the literacy test — the inclusion of which has been attributed to Sen. George.

I believe Mississippi should remove the Confederate flag from the state flag immediately. That may be a symbolic gesture, but sincere symbols reflect what is in the heart.

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