Macy Gray: Cancel the American Flag for Juneteenth, ‘It No Longer Represents Democracy and Freedom’
“What To Know About Juneteenth”
Macy Gray: “The American flag is “tattered, dated, divisive, and incorrect” published a day before Juneteenth. Gray: “It is time for a “new flag” that “represents ALL of us,” as Old Glory “no longer represents democracy and freedom.”
“The American flag has been hijacked as code for a specific belief.”
“God bless those believers, they can have it. Like the Confederate, it is tattered, dated, divisive, and incorrect. It no longer represents democracy and freedom. It no longer represents ALL of us. It’s not fair to be forced to honor it. It’s time for a new flag,” Gray wrote before detailing her specific grievances with the existing flag.
She continued,” There should be 52 rather than 50 — one for Washington, DC, and the other for Puerto Rico.” She lamented, “Their lack of statehood, which she is convinced is rooted in racism.”
“Assuming D.C. reps would be African-American and Puerto Rican reps would be Hispanic, the ultimate assumption is that these elected officials would be Democratic. That alone is racist,” she wrote.
The stripes on the American flag, Gray said, are also problematic. Citing Smithsonian documents stating that the “white” stripes represent purity and innocent, she quipped, “Pure, it ain’t. It is broken and in pieces.”
“What if the stripes were OFF-white? What if there were 52 stars to include D.C. and Puerto Rico? What if the stars were the colors of ALL of us — your skin tone and mine — like the melanin scale?” she asked.
“The blue square represents vigilance and perseverance; and the red stripes stand for valor. America is all of those things. So, what if those elements on the flag remained? What if the flag looked like this?” she asked, providing an image showcasing an American flag-esque design featuring gray stripes and 52 stars in multiple skin tone colors.
Notably, former President Trump’s Platinum Plan called for making Juneteenth a federal holiday.
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