State flag being removed in the City of Laural (Image courtesy of the City of Laurel)
As more people begin to make their feelings public regarding changing the state flag, several public officials are speaking out. Groups are making their thoughts known, and some Mississippi towns are even taking action. Here is just a quick snapshot of recent activity.
State Auditor Shad White:
I was asked about my opinion of our state flag. Here it is:
If there were a statewide vote to remove the Confederate imagery from our flag, I would vote to remove it. I understand not everyone agrees. I have members of my own family who agree with me and members who do not, and all are people I love. And I’m not going to tell anyone else how to feel about it. The last thing we need is another politician lecturing others about what to do. I’m just telling you what I think—that we can have a flag that is more unifying than the one we have now.
Congressman Bennie G. Thompson
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