*For the slight few who may think this whole confederate flag being taken down issue is a done deal, physically it may be, but mentally…not so much.
Most of us knew that the removal of the flag from statehouses across the south was just a formality. African Americans know all too well that the same attitudes that hoisted that flag in the first place still exist.
So the mere fact that a group of hateful, arrogant, white residents would barge into the birthday party of a young black girl waving those flags and yelling racial slurs; then turn around and say the flag has nothing to do with racial hatred is enough to make any sane person gag.
But that is what members of a group called “Protect The Flag” did in a Georgia community.
Multiple news reports say witnesses saw the men pull up to the party in an entire fleet of pick up trucks, carrying confederate flags and threatening to shoot the party guests and at the same time calling them “n*****rs.”
The host of the party, Melissa Alford, talked to local media outlet Atlanta Journal Constitution about the incident.
“One had a gun, saying he was gonna kill the [racial slur]. Then one of them said, ‘Gimme the gun, I’ll shoot them n****rs.”
911 was called and police quickly arrived on the scene and diffused the situation after both parties agreed that no physical harm had been done on either side.
The men actually tried to turn the tables on what had gone down; telling police that it was the party-goers who started everything; threatening the men after they pulled over on the side of the road close to the party to change a flat tire.
Since this is the south, where racism and racial tension between Black and white communities is nothing new; is it any surprise that these white men so openly engaged in this bazaar activity?
Watch a video of the incident courtesy of AJC directly below.