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SEC commissioner Greg Sankey condemns State of Mississippi flag

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The Mississippi state flag has been under scrutiny for decades and more recognized leaders are calling for a stand to change it.

Southeastern Conference commissioner Greg Sankey has put out a statement condemning the flag, going so far as to say that any SEC championships would not be held in the state of Mississippi until something is done about the flag.

“It is past time for change to be made to the flag of the State of Mississippi. Out students deserve an opportunity to learn and compete in environments that are inclusive and welcoming to all.

“In the event there is no change, there will be consideration of precluding Southeastern Conference championship events from being conducted in the State of Mississippi until the state flag is changed.”

If you aren’t familiar with Mississippi’s state flag, here is a picture of it. The top left corner of the flag contains the graphic that is connected to the Confederacy, a short-lived republic commonly associated with slavery and racial violence against Black people in the United States. Mississippi State’s athletic director, John Cohen, quickly released a statement that supported Sankey’s thoughts.

Mississippi state lawmakers have already begun drafting legislation that would replace the state’s current flag. Who knows what type of impact Sankey’s words will have on any future legislation, but either way, he made an important (and sometimes controversial) statement during a crucial time in society. Earlier on Thursday, the University of Florida ruled that they would no longer use the “Gator Bait” cheer, which holds previous racial connotations.

Article written by Zack Geoghegan

Recruiting reporter for KSR. Follow me on Twitter: @ZGeogheganKSR

105 Comments for SEC commissioner Greg Sankey condemns State of Mississippi flag



  1. JT55
    8:35 pm June 18, 2020 Permalink

    The PC mob is relentless. Trying to erase history every day.



    • 4everUKBlue
      11:41 am June 19, 2020 Permalink

      Funny the Mississippi state flag is just now bothering Sankey, he must have hired an image consultant.



    • TonyMontana
      10:06 pm June 19, 2020 Permalink

      I’m from the south. I love the south. My parents and their parents were from the south. Our family has fought in pretty much every war. From Desert Storm to Vietnam, WWI, WWII, the Civil War and all the way back to the Revolutionary War. Out of all these times in our history and out of every war… why would I choose the civil war as my heritage? I mean, my heritage goes back to Europe. I’m not walking around with European flags. I’m AMERICAN, I’m not Confederan. “It’s my heritage” they yell. Yes, a tiny part of it, sure. But so are all of these other things and out of all them you choose to be represented by white supremacist and slavery? This is the image you defend? Why?! I’m ashamed of that time in our history. I dont know why so many are so protective of it. It’s not like you see dudes walking around in Jersey waving Union flags and they won the freaking war. It makes no sense.



    • 4everUKBlue
      10:22 pm June 19, 2020 Permalink

      History is a set of lies agreed upon…Napoleon Bonaparte



  2. DOCUK18
    9:02 pm June 18, 2020 Permalink

    What a freakin joke. Lord please help us.



    • nocode96
      9:41 pm June 18, 2020 Permalink

      Pokémon has been around longer than the confederacy was. The confederacy were traitors and they lost. Why do you people keep calling this our history? That makes no sense. The confederacy stood against everything we left England for. They were a bunch of losers who fought to control people based on the melanin in their skin. Why is this the hill you people are dying on? That flag stands for racism, bigotry, and hate. There isn’t a person alive who waves that flag proudly who hasn’t dropped an n bomb with a hard R multiple times in their life. Why don’t you just admit that you’re racist and you think white folks are better than dark folks? At least then those of us in the real world wouldn’t have to sift through your disingenuous bs. That flag isn’t my history. I am white, my forefathers fought for a winning team, not a bunch of cowards like the confederacy. Hate isn’t history folks, you need to learn to accept that. In about 200 years we are all going to be one big, caramel colored group of humans, and I’m glad that scares all you snowflakes. Wave that flag, stand behind that coward, phony Christian piece of stool trump and see how far that’s gonna get ya. Grasping at straws and it’s so hilarious to watch. “But muh histreeee”.



    • lexattorney
      10:49 pm June 18, 2020 Permalink

      What do you mean “you people?!”



    • satcheluk
      10:59 pm June 18, 2020 Permalink

      He means the people who are standing up for racist symbols rather than showing empathy for those whose ancestors were oppressed by the traitors who wielded those symbols and still do today.



    • lexattorney
      12:17 am June 19, 2020 Permalink

      I am SO sorry to tell you this but history is history and cannot be erased or rewritten. As unfortunate as certain events may have been they still occurred…slavery happened: the Confederacy existed; the Civil War happened and I could go on and on. I have a solution for all of the snowflakes who want to pretend that our history has a huge gap during those years: let’s just dissolve every state where there was slavery and annex them into others. Let the snowflakes just run rampant and abolish the 1st and 2nd Amendments. They will protect everyone’s rights by taking away all rights and turn this country into the Marxist society that is the object of their collective desire.



    • TPACAT
      10:17 am June 19, 2020 Permalink

      NoCode is a useful idiot in a Marxist revolution designed to destroy this country and everything it’s founded upon. And, he’s not even smart enough to realize that he himself will be turned on in the end when his “usefulness” has run its course…



    • satcheluk
      10:56 pm June 18, 2020 Permalink

      No lord will help you if you think it’s ok to keep racist symbols in government institutions.



    • 4everUKBlue
      9:48 am June 19, 2020 Permalink

      Holy Sh!t lexattorney, I agree with you.



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      10:11 am June 19, 2020 Permalink

      nocode, are you REALLY saying it’s okay to use the N word as long as there’s no hard R at the end? Really? Are you seriously saying that?Are you seriously saying can yell that all I want on the street, as long as there’s no hard R and not expect to get, ummm, stared at or something?

      BTW, do you support Joe Biden’s statement that if you’re black and you don’t vote for me “You ain’t black!” There is no more racist statement than that one. Come on man.



    • 4everUKBlue
      10:13 am June 19, 2020 Permalink

      Does Joe Biden even know where he is?



  3. mcp157
    9:13 pm June 18, 2020 Permalink

    This is all about political correctness. The big money makers for SEC sports are African Americans. Money talks and BS walks. The SEC is afraid that the athletes will go to other conferences if they do not bend the knee to BLM. The way to get back is to stop paying for the SEC network and going to games, if you do not agree with all of these gestures to appease the angry mobs, then strike back at the SEC’s wallet!



    • TPACAT
      10:20 am June 19, 2020 Permalink

      There won’t be any “big money” when 73% of the population stops watching…



    • mcp157
      5:32 pm June 19, 2020 Permalink

      ExactlyTPACAT!!! So let’s not bend our knee to BLM!



  4. lexattorney
    9:15 pm June 18, 2020 Permalink

    God, sweet tea and…now what?!



  5. Han
    9:30 pm June 18, 2020 Permalink

    If you think continuing to display traitorous symbols of rebels who fought for the right to own people is “part of history” and needs to continue to be displayed and honored (we know how you feel about respecting flags), all in order to “remember our past,” well, look deep at why you believe that.



    • Jambluehue99
      9:46 pm June 18, 2020 Permalink

      If you think this has anything to do with race you need to examine what you believe. There are lots of useful idiots that will tell you it’s about race, but it’s not. It’s about division. Race is a convenient means to and end. All you BLM loving do-gooders are digging your own grave, you are just too self-righteous to notice the shovel in your hand.



    • itsfootballtimeinthebluegrass
      9:51 pm June 18, 2020 Permalink

      I think you’ve been living in a hole. Is it cold down there you blind rat?



    • Jambluehue99
      10:09 pm June 18, 2020 Permalink

      Pearls to swine.



    • 4everUKBlue
      10:42 pm June 18, 2020 Permalink

      Jamblue nailed it, the elite are the ones fanning the racism flames, it’s all about divide and conquer. All of you who are falling for this scam are the same ones who will be lined up begging for the vaccine that Bill Gates, the eugenicists is pushing. But by all means stay tuned to the nightly news to get you propaganda fix.



    • 4everUKBlue
      10:48 pm June 18, 2020 Permalink

      Apparently most people don’t even know what the civil war was really about, probably because it wasn’t taught in school, hell let’s destroy all historic books too….unless it furthers the agenda of course.



    • satcheluk
      11:00 pm June 18, 2020 Permalink

      You’re a retard if you think the civil war was fought over anything other than slavery.



    • Jambluehue99
      11:06 pm June 18, 2020 Permalink

      You should probably argue with facts instead of calling people names. It’s much more effective, but for liberals facts are stubborn things as the say.



    • lexattorney
      12:21 am June 19, 2020 Permalink

      So, satchel is going to make his argument for inclusion, tolerance, equality and acceptance by using one of THE MOST offensive terms that ever existed? That sounds about right…freedom of speech applies only to liberals. The 1st Amendment is applied only to the REAL privileged few!



    • UKFanSC
      7:44 am June 19, 2020 Permalink

      The Civil War was fought over a variety of things, slavery being among the most prominent. But 4ever is right, it was a lot more complicated than you apparently understand. States rights, protection of the southern agricultural economy, resistance to Northern industrial domination, legitimate cultural differences, and other issues of the time.
      BTW……Calling someone a retard isnt very “woke”. Don’t take the moral high ground if you’re going to make fun of people with disabilities.



    • DOCUK18
      8:40 am June 19, 2020 Permalink

      You make a statement like that after calling someone else a name? Lol. How old are you, 12?



    • TPACAT
      10:25 am June 19, 2020 Permalink

      Yeah, I like how the post glosses over all the complexities of the Civil War in one sentence: “The top left corner of the flag contains the graphic that is connected to the Confederacy, a short-lived republic commonly associated with slavery and racial violence against Black people in the United States”. You can almost hear the silent “Since you weren’t taught anything of substance about it in school” beforehand…



    • 4everUKBlue
      6:55 am June 19, 2020 Permalink

      satcheluk, maybe, just maybe it would help your understanding and lack of education to do a little research on what the civil war was really about. Of course that will take more effort than name calling.



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      10:14 am June 19, 2020 Permalink

      Han, satchel, and whoever else, I’ll ask the same thing I asked nocode above: do you support Joe Biden’s statement that if you’re black and you don’t vote for me “You ain’t black!” There is no more racist statement than that one. Come on man.



  6. rascatch
    9:32 pm June 18, 2020 Permalink

    Greg Sanky needs to resign. He seems to be racist. Black folks live in Mississippi too. So aren’t you depriving them also.



  7. UKFanSC
    9:34 pm June 18, 2020 Permalink

    I believe if they wanted Louis Armstrong carved into Mt Rushmore there would be 100 rich white guys there to make it happen.



  8. UKFanSC
    9:51 pm June 18, 2020 Permalink

    Now the protesters in New York are demanding Thomas Jeffersons statue be removed from New York City



    • Jambluehue99
      10:12 pm June 18, 2020 Permalink

      And Lincoln is now a target. They will stop at nothing. I’ve come to the conclusion that there are just a lot of dumb people out there that don’t have the ability to think for themselves. If they dare try they are shut down and destroyed.



    • 4everUKBlue
      10:44 pm June 18, 2020 Permalink

      When did the majority of the American population lose the ability to think critically?



  9. bbn606
    10:28 pm June 18, 2020 Permalink

    It looks like “ My Old Kentucky Home” will be the next to go.



    • satcheluk
      10:55 pm June 18, 2020 Permalink

      We were smart enough to change the racist lyrics long ago.



    • DOCUK18
      8:45 am June 19, 2020 Permalink

      I question the smart enough part.



  10. satcheluk
    10:54 pm June 18, 2020 Permalink

    Evolving towards inclusion and getting rid of racist iconography is not PC and you are prejudiced at best if you think that. Have some effing empathy. I hope in your next life you return as a minority, then maybe your soul will evolve.



    • Jambluehue99
      11:28 pm June 18, 2020 Permalink

      Why does a statue or a painting create such a passionate response in people all of the sudden? Has the statue or painting suddenly discriminated against them? Have the statues denied a service or professional advancement? Or is it a problem now only because they have been told by the media that’s it’s a problem? You can take down all the statues you want, but it doesn’t change history. You can project emotions onto an inanimate object and give someone who lived 200 years ago power over your feelings, emotions, and actions. That’s sad and lazy. People are responsible for themselves. In this country minorities have more opportunity than any have had in the history of the world, yet they want to claim the struggle that was won by their ancestors over a half century ago. Black people are not held back by evil white republicans. They have been beat down, demoralized, and taken advantage of by the democrat party and their so-called leaders like Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton. That’s is the real story and the source of discrimination today. Let’s not forget that the Democrats were the party of slavery and Jim Crow.



    • Park
      4:20 am June 19, 2020 Permalink

      You do understand that Democrats used to be the “right” and Republicans were the “left” don’t you? They literally switched roles completely by 1936.



    • TPACAT
      10:34 am June 19, 2020 Permalink

      You should really do some research on that…



    • 4everUKBlue
      7:08 am June 19, 2020 Permalink

      Most of you wouldn’t know what to believe if you weren’t programmed by the MSM. Try turning off the TV and forming your own thoughts, it won’t kill you.



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      10:50 am June 19, 2020 Permalink

      Park, that is a lie. Do you agree with Biden’s “You ain’t black!” racist statement? Lots of Democrats think that way, and that’s as racist as it gets but he amazingly gets a pass because he has a D by his name.



    • JerryCat
      11:14 am June 19, 2020 Permalink

      99% of the people outraged by that comment were right wing white people. Mind your business



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      12:22 pm June 19, 2020 Permalink

      Jerry, it is my business. BTW, Biden combatting racism with more racism, and you combatting racism with more racism. Well done my friend! *clapclapclap*



  11. southern thunder
    11:16 pm June 18, 2020 Permalink

    Thanks for giving us the news without progressive leanings or biased for once, it is greatly appreciated. It’s extremely funny how a flag hasn’t mattered for over a hundred years and now all the sudden it does? Billy Clinton has his named plastered all over the confederate flag when he was running for office. Let the people with southern pride fly their flag in piece. Society has a hard on for everything black right now and it’s weird to watch. We can talk about the three unarmed blacks who get killed by a white cop once a year but not the thousands of innocent whites who are killed by blacks every year because it is racist. 7% of the population commits ~50% of the violent crime in this nation but we can’t even talk about that issue LMAO progressives are very hypocritical.



    • Jambluehue99
      11:35 pm June 18, 2020 Permalink

      Their hypocrisy is off the charts! What about black people that kill other blacks in places like Chicago? Do those black lives matter? The media doesn’t act like they do? What about the abortion clinics that have wiped out millions upon millions of black lives? Do those black lives matter? Not to the point that you would notice. The race hustlers are not concerned about spilling black blood until there is a political advantage, and that is what we are experiencing now. Race is being used once again for political gain at the expense of those it is purported to help.



  12. lexattorney
    12:08 am June 19, 2020 Permalink

    The snowflake mindset is simultaneously hilarious and infuriating to me. It is pretty much, “Everyone has rights that MUST be protected at all costs! Wait, you disagree with me so to protect your right to do so I am going to take it away!”



  13. Ned T.
    4:19 am June 19, 2020 Permalink

    I am sick of all this pandering to criminal organizations like BLM. Sankey: all lives matter, even white lives.

    NFL stadiums will be empty when the kneeling starts, looks like college is heading the same direction. Offend white people any way possible in pious virtue signaling statements.



    • TPACAT
      10:40 am June 19, 2020 Permalink

      I’m afraid you will be correct, Ned. I’d already written off the NFL (ironically after I’d just watched a game – last year’s Super Bowl – for the first time since Kaepernick knelt. And, was really looking forward to College Football. But, since EVERYTHING is politicized now, I’m afraid it’s gone also…



    • 4everUKBlue
      11:00 am June 19, 2020 Permalink

      I agree TPA, I don’t think we will ever be able to enjoy sports the same way we used to.



  14. Park
    4:24 am June 19, 2020 Permalink

    No amount of comments by either side will convince the other to change in any way. They once was a time in this country where we did what was right. After that we did what was best for the majority of people. After that, different sides would work together and compromise so each got a little of what they wanted. Now, none of that exists. Both sides want everything their way completely and are unwilling to compromise in the slightest. In my opinion, that is the biggest problem this country currently faces.



    • Bluehender
      7:55 am June 19, 2020 Permalink

      The comment of the day, by far..someone who gets it…congratulations



    • JATR4
      11:00 am June 19, 2020 Permalink

      The state of Mississippi WILL remove the offensive flag. Anyone remember when State wouldn’t play basketball against teams with blacks on the roster?



    • TPACAT
      10:41 am June 19, 2020 Permalink

      There is no compromising with Marxists. Check history…



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      10:48 am June 19, 2020 Permalink

      Exactly TPA.



    • Bluehender
      10:49 am June 19, 2020 Permalink

      Or idiots..



  15. Eddiemcwildcat
    5:50 am June 19, 2020 Permalink

    Liberalism is a disease. I pray for all of you. There is but one race and that’s the human race. This movement is nothing more than pandering to buy votes. Once they get the votes they will abandon those people yet again.



  16. 4everUKBlue
    7:04 am June 19, 2020 Permalink

    All this division is playing right into the hands of the elite who are pushing this agenda to divide us and make us easier to control. And while everyone is fighting over inanimate objects they are planning the further enslavement of EVERYONE, not just one race. Problem is 99% of you don’t even know you’re already slaves, I just hope people learn to turn off the news and to use critical thinking instead of being told and programmed what to think before it’s too late.



    • Bluehender
      8:30 am June 19, 2020 Permalink

      Seems like it’s already too late 4ever. Division has been established…



    • 4everUKBlue
      9:22 am June 19, 2020 Permalink

      It is but if the majority started getting along and stopped buying into all the agendas the powers that should not be wouldn’t know what to do, the mere thought of a nation standing united terrifies our so call leaders.



    • Bluehender
      9:54 am June 19, 2020 Permalink

      A great idea 4ever. How do we implement it?



    • 4everUKBlue
      10:07 am June 19, 2020 Permalink

      First step….outlaw television programming for anything but sports.



    • 4everUKBlue
      10:11 am June 19, 2020 Permalink

      Second step outlaw social media.



    • TPACAT
      10:49 am June 19, 2020 Permalink

      That is 100% correct, 4ever. Social media is the worst thing to ever happen to mankind. It is used to portray that a minority of America-blaming (hating) revolutionaries (Marxists) speak for the majority of people in this country. And, it is being used to coordinate its destruction. I said when social media was first introduced “it used to be that when you walked around you there was a good chance that 50% of the people you encountered were idiots and the other 50% were a$$holes. Social media has now proven it…



    • mcp157
      5:58 pm June 19, 2020 Permalink

      Amen 4everBlue! Most of the apologists answers are due to history being taught by the victor, the federal government. Our schools teach the narrative when it comes to the Civil War and Lincoln was basically made a saint, even though he was a racist and far from being a saint. He was a believer in the federal government being the final say, not the state, Which was how the Union was originally formed, with Northern abolitionist states agreeing to the Union in order to over throw Great Britain. Several Northern colonies wanted the right to secede in that original agreement just like the Southern colonies did. Yes, slavery was an abomination! However, the only country in the world that required a war to get rid of it was this one. But the primary reason for the war was for the federal government to smash states’ rights once and for all. If these Northern states were so benevolent how come their next move was to perform near genocide of the Indian nations. As Jefferson said, and I am paraphrasing, as government grows, liberty decreases.



  17. Steady
    7:50 am June 19, 2020 Permalink

    Liberalism is 1000 times worse than Co-Vid.



  18. Batsell
    8:40 am June 19, 2020 Permalink

    I’m gonna petition Nabisco to get rid of the word Crackers on their Cracker boxes. And also Kroger and other grocery outlets to get rid of the Cracker sign over the aisle. I find it very offensive. Oh wait Kroger Field, hmmmm…………well, we gotta change that name!



    • 4everUKBlue
      9:46 am June 19, 2020 Permalink

      Mr. Clean will have to go as well as any products whose logos or teams whose mascots are relatable to Native Americans. Not to mention anyone connected to the discovery, colonization and progress of this country. Better destroy the Little Big Horn National park, Mount Rushmore will have to be destroyed as well. The list goes on and on.



    • JerryCat
      1:40 pm June 19, 2020 Permalink

      Or how about just the flags and celebratory statues of a traitorous militia?



    • Bluehender
      9:58 am June 19, 2020 Permalink

      Washington Redskins, Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians and many more…gotta go..



    • 4everUKBlue
      10:10 am June 19, 2020 Permalink

      Indian motorcycles, Red Man tobacco products and these 450 companies who still use Native American logos. https://time.com/2894357/redskins-trademark-indian-interactive/



  19. runningunnin.454
    8:59 am June 19, 2020 Permalink

    I agree that symbols of the Confederacy can be offensive; and, that they have no place in public venues; but, how far are we willing to go?
    Sam Houston owned slaves; are we going to change the name of the 4th largest city in the U.S.?
    George Washington owned slaves; are we going to change the name of the Nation’s capital?
    What about Washington state?



    • Bluehender
      9:05 am June 19, 2020 Permalink

      Good points rg. You just gave someone some ammunition..



    • UKFanSC
      9:19 am June 19, 2020 Permalink

      Even as we speak, there is a movement afoot in New York to have all vestiges of Thomas Jefferson removed…..Thomas Jefferson. George Washington is probably next. The over-reaction is astounding. Somehow 13% of our population has successfully dictated the social agenda of this country for the foreseeable future. I’m all for social justice, but not this way.



    • 4everUKBlue
      9:23 am June 19, 2020 Permalink

      Agreed SC.



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      10:19 am June 19, 2020 Permalink

      REAL social justice, not Marxism (which the BLM group is…not everyone who uses the phrase BLM) wrapped in a phone social justice cloak.

      The leader of BLM in New York said Biden cannot pick the congresswoman from Florida (I forget his name) for his running mate because she used to be a cop. He (and BLM) says if a black becomes a cop, they are no longer black, they are blue. That is racist. You’re telling me all this group wants is equality? Read their website. Wake up people!

      Also, don’t forget Joe Biden’s statement that if you’re black and you don’t vote for me “You ain’t black!” There is no more racist statement than that one.



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      10:46 am June 19, 2020 Permalink

      Phony not phone…



    • TPACAT
      10:53 am June 19, 2020 Permalink

      Just listen to what the SAY, rg. There is no limit. They openly say that the only way to fix this country is to tear it completely down. That’s where it ends. Unless America-loving Patriots (finally) put a stop to it…



    • 4everUKBlue
      10:58 am June 19, 2020 Permalink

      That would mean we need to stand up and demand this country be run by a government of the people, for the people and by the people instead of being run as a corporation. Some of you should look up the definition of a patriot before they change the definition.



    • 4everUKBlue
      11:05 am June 19, 2020 Permalink

      TPA that’s exactly what they’re doing right now, tearing the country down and it’s been in progress for a long time.



    • TPACAT
      11:35 am June 19, 2020 Permalink

      Yep. Basically since the mid-60’s. Like boiling a frog…



    • 4everUKBlue
      11:44 am June 19, 2020 Permalink

      It’s exactly like the frog in boiling water, by the time the majority realize they’re being slowly exterminated in the name of population reduction (eugenics) it will be too late. And they’ve turned up the heat a few notches.



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      12:23 pm June 19, 2020 Permalink

      And now they’re coming for the national anthem. I just heard that.



  20. Mike Honcho
    10:16 am June 19, 2020 Permalink

    I would imagine black Americans love looking at their state flag and seeing reminders of a time when their people were enslaved, tortured, raped, kidnapped, lynched, segregated, and terrorized. The worst thing you all have had to do as a white person is make sure your double-wide isn’t parked illegally.



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      10:20 am June 19, 2020 Permalink

      Combatting racism with more racism. Well done my friend! *clapclapclap*

      Unbelievable.



    • TPACAT
      10:55 am June 19, 2020 Permalink

      Oh, give him a break, cg. He’s obviously not that smart…



    • 4everUKBlue
      10:22 am June 19, 2020 Permalink

      Yeah let’s limit that to African Americans (gotta be PC) and forget about the Native Americans who were enslaved, tortured, raped, kidnapped, lynched, segregated, and terrorized. Oh and kicked off their land and given a reservation then kicked off the reservations every time someone realized there was value in that piece of land. Where is your double wide parked?



    • 4everUKBlue
      10:55 am June 19, 2020 Permalink

      Come to think of it why must you assume racism is limited to people who live in double wides? Not everyone can afford to live in houses or mansions. Do you think racism does not live inside stately mansions or even 3 bedroom homes? You should look up from your smart phone and see what’s really going on in the world around you.



    • Mike Honcho
      12:02 pm June 19, 2020 Permalink

      Hi Chris and friends, thank you for the response, I welcome the conversation. You all are right, racism isn’t limited to the poor, that much is very true. The reason I comment is I do look up from my phone and see my African American friends in pain right now and throughout their lives because they are treated differently because their skin has a different pigment than mine. That my best friend was denied a drink at the bar because the bartender “doesn’t like his type”. There is a flag that supports a way of life that was built off the backs of enslaved people (their ancestors) that you all fight so vehemently to keep to “not erase history.” I agree history should not be erased, but should it be flaunted in front of our eyes? In my opinion, No.



    • 4everUKBlue
      12:21 pm June 19, 2020 Permalink

      What about the Native Americans?



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      12:51 pm June 19, 2020 Permalink

      Mike, I’m not even arguing about the rebel flag. I’m arguing about tearing down our society for a Marxist one with false claims of systemic racism as a front. I said systemic. I know racism exists, I’m not naïve, and I have friends who have been affected by it too. However, go to the BLM website. They are a Marxist group, which is why Kaepernick wore the Castro shirt.

      Look, I don’t want to fight, so peace, but again, you don’t truly combat racism with false charges of racism, and you certainly don’t combat it by turning us into Cuba.



  21. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
    10:45 am June 19, 2020 Permalink

    If the state of Miss. wants to remove that symbol from their flag, then let them. However, I don’t think it’s right for someone like Sankey to basically declare himself Governor and legislature of the state. That’s my problem with this.



  22. TPACAT
    10:57 am June 19, 2020 Permalink

    And, the “gator bait” thing? Ridiculous…



  23. JerryCat
    11:19 am June 19, 2020 Permalink

    Outrage culture is declaring that someone exercising their first amendment right is “declaring himself governor and legislature.” What happened to businesses being free to choose who they do business with? Your stupid opinions are not long for this world. 30 more years…tops



    • 4everUKBlue
      11:29 am June 19, 2020 Permalink

      Pretty sure you over shot the mark by a long shot with the 30 more years prediction, we’ll be lucking if it’s 10 at the rate we’re going, more likely 5.



    • JerryCat
      12:50 pm June 19, 2020 Permalink

      Oh, that opinion will be out of the mainstream in short order, but the people tiptoeing around their support of the confederate flag will continue grumbling in front of Fox News until their generation dies off in 30 yrs



    • TPACAT
      8:32 am June 20, 2020 Permalink

      Well, that’s 30 more years to battle Marxist’s like you, Jerry…



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      12:53 pm June 19, 2020 Permalink

      Jerry, as I said above, I’m not even arguing about the rebel flag. I’m arguing about tearing down our society for a Marxist one with false claims of systemic racism as a front. I said systemic. I know racism exists, I’m not naïve, and I have friends who have been affected by it too. However, go to the BLM website. They are a Marxist group, which is why Kaepernick wore the Castro shirt.

      Oh, and OUR side is outraged? Are we rioting & looting? You know the answer.

      Look, I don’t want to fight, so peace, but again, you don’t truly combat racism with false charges of SYSTEMIC racism, and you certainly don’t combat it by turning us into Cuba.



  24. UKFanSC
    12:34 pm June 19, 2020 Permalink

    The fallacy of the current “social justice” agenda is that it will bring us all closer together. It will not. The ridiculous over-reaction on the part of guilt-shamed whites is embarrassing, and bound to alienate many white conservatives who are OK with reform, but opposed to revolt.
    When it gets to the point where sports commissioners are serving demands to state legislatures, and people are demanding the removal of Thomas Jefferson from federal buildings, and a large portion of Seattle is being run by rap artists, homeless criminals,tattooists, and gay shop owners….not to mention the defunding of police…..can we all agree the pendulum has swung too far ?



  25. Heavy C
    5:18 pm June 19, 2020 Permalink

    Funny how flags and Syrup Bottles just started offending the hell out of people. For all you drum beaters subscribing to the Dismantling of Southern History….I hope your conviction is strong, because folks have just about been pushed far enough. When the push starts to remove monuments beyond these urban areas? I’m just saying. Take a drive down to Somerset RIGHT NOW. You wont see it on the news though. Its damn funny how EVERY ASPECT of Southern History has been boiled down to nothing but racism. Racism is Dead Wrong and Criminal. But everything related to Southern Heritage and the fact that this country was founded by white folks is not racist and not a reason for a blanket apology to anyone who is offended by anything. It’s all fun and games….till it ain’t. And there are lots of folks who are tired of playing. I just hope Peace and unity can be restored to our country and Everyone is treated EQUALLY.