LETTER from DAVID HAYES
To the Editor,
I read Jennifer Hill’s confederate flag story in its entirety and found the piece well written and sensitive to differing views. My objection is your newspaper’s implied endorsement of a hate symbol by front page placement.
This was the standard held high by treasonous men who shot and killed U.S. Army soldiers. It remains a putrid reminder of this country’s festering racism, and was more recently displayed by mass murderers with machine guns.
I have little patience with the heritage trope and see the stars and bars as glorifying white nationalism, anger and raw hatred.