Not a symbol to be proud of


Regarding the Confederate flag and the school district: Finally! Someone is willing to take a stand! I have tried to explain without success to some of my neighbors that the Confederate flag does not stand for "liberty and freedom," that it is a sign of prejudice and hate. I spent part of my youth living with grandparents in North Carolina where they still believe the South should have won the war and the KKK is still strong. Anyone who was not white was considered to be "sub-human" and was treated with hate and disrespect. Although it is associated with an important part of our nation's history, that flag is not a symbol to be proud of.

Dane Hays

Cordes Lakes, Ariz.