This is not about Iran.
This is about another war.
So, now the Battle Flag of the Confederacy has been furled and taken away from the state capitol in Columbia, South Carolina. That’s a good thing. It was insulting to black Americans and indeed to everyone who believes in human equality under law. It should have been gone a long time ago. People who find it appealing to have Civil War memorabilia should be able to have it, and I do, along with many other Civil War items, but as a symbol of government, it does not belong where it was.
But, if I may say so, that was an easy win. Dylann Roof, the psycho shooter who waved the Stars and Bars on video, made it all horribly inevitable.
But what does it really change for black Americans?
Black children are still far more than twice as likely as white children to grow up in a home with only one parent. Does anyone think that taking down the Dixie flag will affect that?