Daily Archives: August 16, 2010

Confederate Flag to fly over Martin Luther King’s assassination site. No problem, right?

“Martin Luther King was assassinated in what was the Lorraine Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee. Let us say, because we can, that a modern member of the Knight’s Party – previously known as the Ku Klux Klan – bought that land and painstakingly built beautiful marble fountain, complete with the Confederate flag. Should it stand? The Knight’s Party claims it’s message is now one of love, not hate, and the Confederate flag, for many people, is a symbol of historic pride, not oppression. Is it hate speech, or simply bad taste?”

Good article, worth your time at the Alter Polus blog article Confederate Flag Placed on MLK’s Assassination Site!

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