Southern governors have risked boycott and ouster from office to keep it flying at state installations. Meanwhile, President Barack Obama has said visit homepage it belongs in a museum. “When people say that the Confederate flag represents slavery, I ask them, ‘If you look at the importation of slaves to the United States from Africa, what flag did they fly under? It was the United States flag,” said George Mason University’s Walter Williams , an economics professor who studies and writes about race. “People say, ‘Let’s get rid of the Confederate flag because it’s a symbol of slavery.’ I say, ‘What do we do with the American flag?’ ” he said.
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