Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Racists Have Held 132 Pro-Confederate Flag Rallies Since The Charleston Shooting

A proud buch of history buffs... obviously
On June 17 at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church massacre 9 African Americans were murdered by a white supremacist terrorist. 

After it came to light that the racist animal that committed the murders had posted a multitude of pictures posing with the confederate flag the Republican Governor and the Republican led South Carolina government removed the symbol of hate from the state capitol groundsIn addition the Alabama governor also took down the Confederate-era flags on the grounds of the capitol in Montgomery.

This of course raised the hackles of racists everywhere who look to the flag as a symbol of the "good old days" and the rallies were underway. Immediately the Ku Klux Klan held a rally at the South Carolina statehouse, protesting the removal of the Confederate flag.

After that it was off to the racists.

Protest/rally events have included protesters with Confederate flags gathered near an Oklahoma high school to greet President Barack Obama as well as a group of white individuals in pickup trucks with Confederate flags who showed up at a celebration for a black child's birthday.

The Southern Poverty Law Center works to fight bigotry and monitors hate groups has been keeping track of the pro-Confederate flag events has found that 132 have occurred since the Charleston shooting, with another 29 in the works.

Here is a map of the "festivities"

This map sadly proves once again that this country has no shortage of ignorance and stupidity.

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