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Community Chatter

“I guess based on their First Amendment, freedom of Speech rights. But personally it is disrespectful in terms of what the Confederate flag stood for.”

— Briggs Carhart, sophomore studying neuroscience and cognitive science

“They should be allowed to, but like the same way the First Amendment allows anybody to say anything. No state would sponsor the Confederate flag but it shouldn’t be not allowed.”

— Ian Winner, junior studying astronomy and physics

“States should not be sponsoring the Confederate flag because it has a negative connotation to it. It is offensive and especially because of the movements we have had and how far we have come to ensure equality for all people.”

— Dorien St. Ours, accounting freshman

“I don’t think states should fly it at the capital, but I think people should be made aware of what it was, what it stands for and the history behind it. I don’t think it should be completely eliminated. I think flying it [everyday] shows a bit of disrespect and ignorance to our history. “

— Yaeren Hernandez, lab intern at Medical Research building

“I personally don’t think so because of our history and how far we have come. It’s 2015, come on. To me, I don’t really care about that stuff. Just get over it.”

— Linda Nwaekeke, nursing graduate student

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