The battle over a fraught symbol is resurrected.
The AME church in Charleston S.C. was targeted in a racist-motivated terrorist attack this week. Many racial issues have come to the fore in the wake of this attack. Two flags were lowered more than 100 miles away in Columbia, the state’s capital, the one’s picture above flying on the dome of the state house. Whether South Carolina politicians want to or not, the issue of the Confederate Battle Flag has resurfaced because as a sanctioned part of the cultural landscape, it’s symbolism is continually called into question.