Jul 2, 2020
On Sunday, June 21, a NASCAR driver, who had been petitioning to remove the Confederate Battle Flag from
the sport, found a noose in his garage, sparking a heated debate on the flag and white supremacy. What
does that flag really mean? Does it specifically equate to "hate speech?" Can the image of the flag
evolve, and does it have to specifically mean only one thing? At what point must all things be removed
because they evoke such fears of hate? Is there a learning point for us to evolve any conversations? Do
all things bred out of such negativity always maintain that level of negativeity?