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The Confederate Flag? You Lost Already

Chip Franklin



One one level, the long-lasting Trump effect is pure racism. Trump defended the tiki-torch carrying white supremacists in Charlottesville, the same ones who killed a young 32-year old woman, and in doing so empowered racists across America to fly the confederate flag. Even as far north as Minnesota, confused white people believe that the flag represents American values.

Let’s cut right to the chase. White people who fly these flags are cowards, and even more to their ridiculous point, failures. They simply can’t compete because they’re short-sighted, lazy, and unimaginative. People of color built this nation, and you can fly all the flags you want, but they’re coming. And they work harder than you, have stronger family values, and are at their core, they kind of people America deserves.

So enjoy your last hurrah, wrap yourself up in any flag you choose, but it won’t work. Why? Because Americans will reject your racist chants and choose instead to embrace the vision these new Americans have birthed. This country was born broken, on the backs of slavery and the indigenous peoples. We must be determined to not repeat those mistakes.

Confederate flag waving Americans? You are the past, and your colors are fading.

Franklin is a 25 year veteran of talk radio, beginning his career in Washington DC during Clinton’s first term. He currently hosts the afternoon show at KGO radio, San Francisco. Chip is also an award-winning filmmaker, comedian, and scribe, garnering seven Edward R Murrow awards, including the National Murrow award for writing. He’s also won The New York Festival honors for his unconventional coverage of The Democratic and Republican conventions, as well as more than 30 AP awards for broadcasting. Chip has made numerous appearances on ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, and CNN.

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