Monday, November 14, 2016

YES, SOME OF THOSE "RACISTS ARE TRUMP SUPPORTERS" STORIES ARE TRUE. The ironic thing is, Trump was the most outspoken of the Republican candidates about the need to get rid of the Confederate flag in South Carolina.
As he sat next to an Army veteran in an open-air jeep during the Veterans Day parade in a northern California town, U.S. Rep. Jared Huffman had his attention caught by a sight.

Three young men were standing on the sidewalk, each carrying a variation of the Confederate flag.

As the parade began and the jeep carrying Huffman (D-Calif.) and the Army veteran inched forward, Huffman got the attention of the young men and waved a miniature American flag at them. “This is our flag,” he told them.

Two of the men, the congressman said, were wearing Donald Trump T-shirts.

Sightings of the Confederate flag, a symbol of slavery and white supremacy, had become increasingly common during the presidential campaign as the president-elect’s anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim rhetoric energized white supremacist groups and members of the so-called alt-right movement.

“I’ve been doing this parade now for a dozen years. I have never seen anything like that. No one I know has ever seen anything like that,” Huffman, who was elected Tuesday to his third term representing California’s northern coast, told The Washington Post. “It’s no coincidence that this kind of thing is presenting itself after Donald Trump’s victory.”

Huffman snapped a picture as one of the men looked directly at him. “More ugliness is coming,” he wrote later when he shared the photo on Twitter. “Wonder if they know what those flags really stood for?”
If they don't know what the Confederate flag stands for, what does that say about California's public education system?

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