It’s been another tough week for Confederate flag advocates. Virginia unveiled the new specialty plate for the Sons of Confederate Veterans that does not include the battle flag. Why even bother. Alexandria, Virginia will no longer fly the Confederate flag on Robert E. Lee’s birthday and Confederate Memorial Day. And in Pittsylvania County (again in Virginia) a judge has ordered that a display of Confederate flags and memorabilia must be removed from its county circuit courtroom.
Way out in California, the state senate voted to ban the naming of schools and public buildings after Confederate leaders. A police officer, who was photographed wearing Confederate flag shorts, lost his appeal to be reinstated.
And if that wasn’t enough, country singer Steve Earle has released a new single, “Mississippi, It’s time” in which he calls on the state to remove the image of the Confederate battle flag from its state flag.
Oh, and all of the proceeds will go to the Southern Poverty Law Center.
There is some good news to report. Confederate flags will be on sale at an upcoming fair in northeast Ohio.