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Mississippi governor signs bill to remove flag with Confederate emblem

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Mississippi governor Tate Reeves signed a bill into law on Tuesday, passed by the state legislature, to remove the current flag design, which features the Confederate battle emblem. The state was the last in the U.S. to have the symbol on its flag and will now see a new flag, which cannot feature the emblem, voted on in November.
The bill to change in the flag comes amid increasing pressure, as protests against racial injustice, specifically toward the Black community, have continued across the country and internationally. To most Black Americans, the Confederate flag stands for white supremacy and racial violence.
During a press conference held prior to the signing, Reeves said he was signing the law to "turn a page in Mississippi." Reeves said a flag was a symbol of "our present, of our people and of our future," and it was those reasons why a new symbol was needed.
Reeves said whether people are proud or angry over the step, "I want you to know that I love you, I am praying for you." He said he recognized healing won't happen by a bill or a politician or legislative body, saying it must be done together "as a family."
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Tate Reeves you made history my friend!!

by Dymphana Lane 5 days ago

Remember when we fought conservatives and gov't who were censoring books, TV and movies? I'm an old free speech hippie progressive I guess.

by Meme Mine 4 days ago

I love how my sincere comments are deleted! cowards

by paul Drake 3 days ago

Good news. Good for economy. Good for Mississippi.

by roman2011 5 days ago

I was so happy when I heard this news, I cried!!!!! Then, I put on my new leotards and tap shoes, and danced for a solid hour, laughing and crying intermittently!! I have longed for the day when my pancake mix and syrup was hate free. And my dreams have come true! I am so proud of what is happening in the world today!! In the not so distant future, all the hate in the world will be gone! Every one will have free housing, food, and most important, health care! Children will share the same restrooms and showers in our public schools!! What a glorious future our children and grandchildren will enjoy!! All the old, bad history will be erased, and we will all live in love and harmony!!!

by Soy Boyz 5 days ago

Wonder when a regular, not a pastor or a holy person, white man in the south ever called a black man 'brother'? When he says family....it does not sound like he is talking to anyone but the white community, but I am glad to see that he understands that the state will not survive if he doesn't do something. Let's see what happens.... and hope for the best for them. In the meantime will the make the kkk illegal too?

by bvsg s 5 days ago

In the King James Version of the Bible, in 1st Corinthians Chapter 13 verse 13 it reads = " And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity. " With Love & Respect, Charity will be there !!

by Peter McCracken 5 days ago

This is a step in the right direction!!! It seems the state of Mississippi will lead the way towards total equality !! To grow to be better, we must acknowledge our mistakes !! Gov. Tate Reeves words were well chosen !!

by Peter McCracken 5 days ago

you will loss in November and I can't wait to see that. 😡😡😡

by Jedidiah Kelley 3 days ago

Wow let them beat you down like that erase our history

by Robby_ YT 3 days ago

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