I love the South. I was born there, and I hope to die there. But, I can understand why some folks–black and white–feel that flying the Confederate flag is a poke in the eye.
Some see it as a symbol of pride. Others a symbol of racism and hate. It’s neither an issue of pride nor prejudice; it’s an issue of loyalty.
Taking down the flag isn’t a “cure” for racism, but it’s a start.