• Finally, Some Sanity From San Antonio’s Black Mayor Regarding The Confederate Flag

    Democrat Mayor Ivy Taylor, San Antonio’s first black and female mayor, is taking a stand against the national hysteria to wipe all vestige of the Confederacy from the South.

    San Antonio Councilman Alan E. Warrick II sent an interdepartmental memo Wednesday asking the city’s mayor to appoint a task force to destroy any trace of Confederate history and inventory all Confederate flags, monuments and statues in public areas.

    “It often takes an unspeakable tragedy to perpetuate changes in policy and customs of society,” he wrote in the memo. ”We are currently seeing this unfold in communities and states across the nation.”

    “I do not believe the vast majority of residents who support Confederate flags or monuments have hate in their hearts,” Warwick admitted. But he added, “The fact that some of these symbols are utilized by hate groups to harass and intimidate should be enough to give us pause.”

    San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor says removing all symbols of the Confederate flag is an effort to erase history and wasn’t buying into.

    She released this statement Thursday, according to Fox San Antonio:

    “Slavery and the Civil War are part of the American legacy. For more than 200 years we’ve been trying to fully realize the revolutionary premise of democracy: all men are created equal.

    “Selectively erasing pieces of our past may make it more comfortable for us today but it also makes it easier for many to ignore the historic struggles of Blacks and other minorities in this country, a struggle for equality that continues today.”

    She concluded that “It is offensive to use the rebel battle flag as a symbol of a city or state but it is also offensive to pretend that Texas was never a slave state or that racism has played no role in our history for the past 150 years.”

    Taylor also told the local news outlet, “Erasing historical monuments doesn’t make our past any easier to understand or deal with today.”

    Alicia Powe

    Staff Writer

    Alicia Powe is a staff writer for Daily Surge. She worked in the War Room of the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee and served as a White House Intern during the George W. Bush administration. Alicia has written for numerous outlets, including Human Events, Media Research Center and Townhall.com.

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