We have this story out of Florida.
Susan Thompson was an employee of the Jacksonville, Florida office of the Army Corps of Engineers. She’s white. She had an argument with a black co-worker. In June, after that confrontation and a continuing contentious relationship between the two, she printed out an image of a confederate flag and placed it on that co-worker’s desk. During interviews about the incident, she lied about it twice. She then resigned and admitted to the act. She’s now pled guilty to lying to Federal investigators and faces a 5-year prison term.
The two “frequently fought at work,” and she now admits to placing the confederate flag image on that black co-worker’s desk. But she says it wasn’t racially motivated.
Riiiiiiiiiight. And I’ve got a bridge in Brooklyn you can purchase for a reasonable price. Why else would she put a confederate flag on the desk of a black co-worker with whom she had frequent fights? Oh, she was trying to honor the co-worker’s southern heritage?
The confederate flag is still the #1 go-to symbol of racial intimidation–for a very good reason: that’s its “heritage.”