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It means something

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Confederate flag

As a child, I thought the Confederate flag was cool. I didn’t know it meant anything. On my first day at boarding school at 13, I showed my Georgia pride, hanging it on my wall until an African-American classmate tore it down, calling me a cracker. Then I knew.

My first day as a reporter, I covered a Mississippi Ku Klux Klan rally, saw families waving them, using the n-word, spewing hate. I had hope when South Carolina’s governor lowered theirs. I think it’s time Georgia lowered ours at Stone Mountain.

That flag does mean something. And it’s not cool.

Reprinted from the August 6, 2015, issue of The Atlanta 100.

Chris Schroder, The 100 Companies

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