Skip to comments.Mississippi takes big step toward huge gesture
Posted on 06/28/2020 7:28:18 PM PDT by MarvinStinson
Spectators at the Mississippi Capitol broke into cheers and applause Saturday as lawmakers took a big step toward erasing the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag, a symbol that has come under intensifying criticism in recent weeks amid nationwide protests against racial injustice.
The eyes of the state, the nation and indeed the world are on this House," Republican Rep. Jason White told his colleagues.
On the other end of the Capitol, Sen. Briggs Hopson declared: Today, you Mississippi have a date with destiny."
Mississippi has the last state flag with the Confederate battle emblem a red field topped by a blue X with 13 white stars. Many see the emblem as racist, and the flag has been divisive for generations in a state with a 38% Black population.
Republican Gov. Tate Reeves said Saturday for the first time that he would sign a bill to change the flag if the Republican-controlled Legislature sends him one. He previously said he would not veto one a more passive stance.
The argument over the 1894 flag has become as divisive as the flag itself and it's time to end it," Reeves said.
On Saturday, the House and Senate voted by more than the required two-thirds majority to suspend legislative deadlines and file a bill to change the flag. That allows debate on a bill as soon as Sunday.
Saturdays vote was the big test, though, because of the margin. Only a simple majority is needed to pass a bill.
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More like a step that helps the commies
DAMN.... go a pair.
You wait ... some will say ... “it doesn’t go far enough”
And not one black will helped by this. Until they learn to raise themselves up, nothing will.
Once again, Republicans proving they aren’t fit to lead.
Most republican politicians are absolutely pathetic. Hopefully the people of the State get to vote on this flag and they reject it.
The people of Mississippi let themselves get played by college football recruits that said they would not sign with Ole Miss or Mississippi State.
Thus, Mississippi is not run by the legislature, Mississippi is controlled by 17 year old kids from Florida and Texas.
Thank You Nimrata Randhawa.
That’s why South Carolina ditched their flag. Clemson and South Carolina begged them to get rid of it, so they could recruit.
And now look at Clemson.
Its more like Mississippi is controlled by gamblers.
Last time they put it to a referendum, the effort to change the flag, despite heavily outspending the keep the flag effort, totally failed with about 65 percent voting to keep the flag. This time the cowards won’t bother with actually letting people vote, they’ll just do it themselves.
Once again the republicans reward rioters, looters, vandals, and arsonists. We get more of the behavior you reward.
On the fence on this one.
Mow, if it was Va’s flag I’d be against it.
But Va never changed it’s beautiful flag.
The eyes of the world are watching corporate extortion being used to deprive Blacks (and others) of their right to vote as full citizens of the State of Mississippi on matters of social importance.
Ole Miss isn’t what it used to be in years past.
In its 125-year history, the Ole Miss football program has
claimed three national championships (1959, 1960 and 1962),
six Southeastern Conference titles (1947, 1954, 1955, 1960,
1962, and 1963), and one SEC Western Division title (2003),
produced 58 first-team All-Americans and 177 first-team
Thank you Mississippi for solving racism forever !!!
You mean this changes nothing?
Tired of this sh*t...
Since we already know what they’re made of so the solution for a new flag is simple. Sell the new design to the highest bidder.
They won’t be the “Rebels” much longer. That’s the next shoe to drop.
This will be THE defining conciliatory gesture. BLM will say “Thank you Mississippi. We are now friends.” /sarc
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