It was one image. Just one image broke me. It wasn’t the cops standing idly by. It wasn’t the people on the floor of the House and the Senate who had broken their way in. It was the Dixie flag, being waved in the hallowed hall of this nation’s government. This nation fought a civil war that was anything but civil to keep the ethos and the intent of that flag (a battle flag, not the actual flag of the Confederacy, but the flag they used to fight for the preservation of slavery) out of its government. …

Daniel Ramirez

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