Mississippi Black Caucus Democrat admits Mississippians don’t want a new flag, says ballot initiative would have same result today as in 2001.


 

Rep. Ed Blackmon

 Longtime Democratic state Rep. Ed Blackmon, a member of the Legislative Black Caucus, said putting the issue on the ballot again would have the same result as in 2001 – a racially divided vote to keep the Confederate symbol. He said legislators should step up and change the flag.

“To do otherwise is an admission that we are incapable of doing our jobs on one of the more important issues of race relations in our state,” Blackmon said.

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One response to “Mississippi Black Caucus Democrat admits Mississippians don’t want a new flag, says ballot initiative would have same result today as in 2001.

  1. Douglas

    “He said legislators should step up and change the flag.”

    So to heck with what the people of Mississippi think. Blackmon and his elitist ilk will tell us what to think and do.

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