A Symbol of Fear

A liberal arts college in western Massachusetts has taken down the American flag on campus –leaving the flagpole bare until next semester –in hopes it will free up students to have a “direct, open, and respectful conversation.”

The flag at the center of Hampshire College is viewed by some as a symbol of racism and hatred and following the election and news of Donald Trump’s victory – many students called for its removal....

Hampshire College President Jonathan Lash wrote: “By removing the flag, the college will seek to focus our efforts on addressing racist, misogynistic, Islamophobic, anti-immigrant, anti-Semitic, and anti-LGBTQ rhetoric and behaviors.”

A spokesman for the college told the Boston Globe that some people view the flag as “a powerful symbol of fear they’ve felt all their lives because they grew up as people of color, never feeling safe.”
Indeed there are people who should fear the American flag. May it ever be so.


Assistant Village Idiot said...

Soon they will have flags

E Hines said...

They have their flags now; the flags just aren't rectangles of cloth.

Eric Hines

Grim said...

Soon they will have flags

Now you're sounding like Ymar. :)

Ymar Sakar said...

I can only interpret flags in that context as a death flag. But not something beyond that. Then again, the union jack was the same way to me.

From my pov, everybody online is now trying to copy the style of Ymar, but that's okay. I always got something newer or crazier in store that people can never predict.