It’s a script embedded in American history. If you want to send an African-American family the message that they are not welcome in your community, there is no more potent of a symbol than the Confederate battle flag. Its message is unmistakable even without the additional forms of intimidation employed by Shaun Porter against this family.
Porter’s behavior is disgusting and his choice of flag connects him with the worst racial elements that this country has to offer. I hope this is resolved soon.