The Transylvania Times -

Offensive Symbols Should Not Be Paraded


June 7, 2018

It was with shock that we witnessed a group, the Sons of Confederate Veterans, carrying Confederate flags – a symbol of hatred to many of our citizens — in our White Squirrel parade this past weekend. We assume that the carrying of this flag was sanctioned by the festival’s official sponsor, The Heart of Brevard.

We should not have to remind readers that the Confederate flag is offensive to a large segment of our population – including, but not only, African-Americans. Many participants in the festival have expressed dismay that such a blatantly racist symbol was included in a f...

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