Stacey Abrams's Burning of Georgia Fl...

Stacey Abrams's Burning of Georgia Flag With Confederate Symbol Surfaces on Eve of Debate

There are 108 comments on the The New York Times story from Tuesday Oct 23, titled Stacey Abrams's Burning of Georgia Flag With Confederate Symbol Surfaces on Eve of Debate. In it, The New York Times reports that:

At a protest on the steps of the Georgia Capitol in 1992, Stacey Abrams, now the Democratic candidate for governor, joined in the burning of the state flag, which at the time incorporated the Confederate battle flag design and was viewed by many as a lingering symbol of white supremacy. Ms. Abrams's role in the protest, which took place around the end of her freshman year at Spelman College in Atlanta, has begun to emerge on social media on the eve of her first debate Tuesday with her Republican opponent, Secretary of State Brian Kemp.

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Truth B Told

Columbus, GA

#1 Tuesday Oct 23
If she hates Georgia so much why she wanna be the Governor.
This woman is an alt-left extremist and wrong for Georgia

“I see you”

Since: Oct 10

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#2 Tuesday Oct 23
OMG, normally I would say she was just young and a college student but the Kavanaugh fiasco showed that we look at everything candidates for public office have done.
>>>Only extremists feel the need to burn flags<<<
kyman

Madison, IN

#3 Tuesday Oct 23
now Stacey you burnt that state flag because you don't like white people,truth will set you free tell the truth about how you really feel aboyt white as they say in the south white folk
Try to find out why

United States

#4 Tuesday Oct 23
kyman wrote:
now Stacey you burnt that state flag because you don't like white people,truth will set you free tell the truth about how you really feel aboyt white as they say in the south white folk
It was the Confederate flag. part, she was upset with. You live a sheltered life. Most likely she was told stories from the past when black people were abuse or their house was burnt down, bad things like that. If people didn't use the Confederate flag for hateful stuff there be no negative toward the flag. The flag itself is south and proud I understand but it's been used in so many bad things towards black people what do you expect. And young college students always get extreme on certain issues.
Annie Oakly

Wilmington, IL

#6 Tuesday Oct 23
She might hate Georgia, but as Governor she will have access to millions of dollars, and she is deep in Debt personally.
kyman

Madison, IN

#10 Wednesday Oct 24
still she had no right to burn the state flag,,people then and don't today had nothing to do with the civil war.blacks use it as ways to get their agenda passed.and if stacy abrams is deep in debt,,she will wipe her debts free and the taxpayers will pay for it all and will never know about it.vote kemp,,vote republican,,maga,,republicans don't live in the past.

Since: Oct 08

Roswell, GA

#11 Wednesday Oct 24
shes a honky hater from way back. if she wins, the state will join the ranks of Illinois, California, Michigan, ohio, as dem sinkholes
40acresandamule

United States

#12 Wednesday Oct 24
kyman wrote:
still she had no right to burn the state flag,,people then and don't today had nothing to do with the civil war.blacks use it as ways to get their agenda passed.and if stacy abrams is deep in debt,,she will wipe her debts free and the taxpayers will pay for it all and will never know about it.vote kemp,,vote republican,,maga,,republicans don't live in the past.
She had every "right" to burn the flag. It was a peaceful protest against a racist symbol. Flag burning is not illegal. That confederate symbol was stuck onto the Georgia state flag in '56 by avowed segregationists. Some of the folks saying that Abrams "hates" Georgia are just ignorant fools. What she was protesting was the symbol of racism that should have been and finally was removed from our flag.

Vote Abrams for Governor!

Since: Oct 08

Roswell, GA

#13 Wednesday Oct 24
40acresandamule wrote:
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She had every "right" to burn the flag. It was a peaceful protest against a racist symbol. Flag burning is not illegal. That confederate symbol was stuck onto the Georgia state flag in '56 by avowed segregationists. Some of the folks saying that Abrams "hates" Georgia are just ignorant fools. What she was protesting was the symbol of racism that should have been and finally was removed from our flag.

Vote Abrams for Governor!
maybe if she wins, she will give you your 40 acres and a mule, like you were promised. Or maybe 40 acres and a lexus, that's even better, and it will be free, right? 400 years of oppression honky payback.
40acresandamule

United States

#14 Wednesday Oct 24
inbred Genius wrote:
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maybe if she wins, she will give you your 40 acres and a mule, like you were promised. Or maybe 40 acres and a lexus, that's even better, and it will be free, right? 400 years of oppression honky payback.
I wasn't promised anything. Your ignorant stereotyping and false assumption simply reveals your lack of understanding.
why are dems so lawless

Tate, GA

#16 Wednesday Oct 24
Try to find out why wrote:
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It was the Confederate flag. part, she was upset with. You live a sheltered life. Most likely she was told stories from the past when black people were abuse or their house was burnt down, bad things like that. If people didn't use the Confederate flag for hateful stuff there be no negative toward the flag. The flag itself is south and proud I understand but it's been used in so many bad things towards black people what do you expect. And young college students always get extreme on certain issues.
If she was upset about the confederates, the klan, abuse of blacks, etc., WTH would she run as a democrat? Since all of the atrocities against blacks from slavery, jim crow, segregation, kkk, etc. were ALL supported by ONLY democrats. Republicans fought against all of these and passed the civil rights and voting rights acts.

Burning a flag of an place you live is an act of terrorism and is indicative that you are not qualified to hold the highest office in that place. Burning a confederate flag or destroying a monument that YOUR party installed is the height of hypocrisy. What happened in the past happened, we should learn from history so we don't repeat mistakes, not try to white-wash the sins of your political party in hopes that nobody will remember them.

Aside from this debacle, she is totally unqualified and just another callous attempt to replace competence with quotas and identity politics. It is true that one group is definitely supporting her completely based on race.
why are dems so lawless

Tate, GA

#17 Wednesday Oct 24
40acresandamule wrote:
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She had every "right" to burn the flag. It was a peaceful protest against a racist symbol. Flag burning is not illegal. That confederate symbol was stuck onto the Georgia state flag in '56 by avowed segregationists. Some of the folks saying that Abrams "hates" Georgia are just ignorant fools. What she was protesting was the symbol of racism that should have been and finally was removed from our flag.

Vote Abrams for Governor!
"That confederate symbol was stuck onto the Georgia state flag in '56 by avowed DEMOCRAT segregationists."

There, fixed it for you.
Truth

Columbus, GA

#18 Wednesday Oct 24
40acresandamule wrote:
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She had every "right" to burn the flag. It was a peaceful protest against a racist symbol. Flag burning is not illegal. That confederate symbol was stuck onto the Georgia state flag in '56 by avowed segregationists. Some of the folks saying that Abrams "hates" Georgia are just ignorant fools. What she was protesting was the symbol of racism that should have been and finally was removed from our flag.

Vote Abrams for Governor!
Only extremists feel the need to burn things. She the same as those antifa thugs, she just too old to destroy in the streets now.

Her actions show an extremist hater, if she is elected it will be real bad for Georgia, especially white folks in Georgia, I'm just sayin'.
Truth

Columbus, GA

#19 Wednesday Oct 24
why are dems so lawless wrote:
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If she was upset about the confederates, the klan, abuse of blacks, etc., WTH would she run as a democrat? Since all of the atrocities against blacks from slavery, jim crow, segregation, kkk, etc. were ALL supported by ONLY democrats. Republicans fought against all of these and passed the civil rights and voting rights acts.

Burning a flag of an place you live is an act of terrorism and is indicative that you are not qualified to hold the highest office in that place. Burning a confederate flag or destroying a monument that YOUR party installed is the height of hypocrisy. What happened in the past happened, we should learn from history so we don't repeat mistakes, not try to white-wash the sins of your political party in hopes that nobody will remember them.

Aside from this debacle, she is totally unqualified and just another callous attempt to replace competence with quotas and identity politics. It is true that one group is definitely supporting her completely based on race.
What about all them old white people in Georgia if she is elected, will she set them on fire too cause she don't like them cause they lived in segregation times.
Oh and you can kiss Stone Mountain carving goodbye too, she'll probably want to exhume all them dead Confederate soldiers buried all over the state and make 'em stand trial for war crimes, tear down every Georgia towns Civil War monuments, change street names.
Citizencane

Dallas, GA

#20 Wednesday Oct 24
It's not the American flag but an old confederate flag that at one time represented GA. Fox News and the right wing extremist are trying to find dirt after Crooked Kemp was exposed on national news concerning his voter fraud issues.
kyman

Madison, IN

#21 Wednesday Oct 24
abrams is the one who is a racist,if this racist woman gets in office the whites will have hell to pay. abrams hates white people ,politicians cant say ,,but black America is trying to change America to a brown skin country,,,just watch the ads that anyone who is black is putting on tv .
Doravillian

Atlanta, GA

#22 Wednesday Oct 24
She's finished. I see her getting maybe 15 to 20 per cent.
40acresandamule

United States

#23 Wednesday Oct 24
ROFLMAO

The fear being propagated on here is hilarious.

"HERE COME THE BLACKS. RUN FOR YOUR LIVES...BLABLABLABLA

Goodgodamighty, but some of y'all are quite desperate.

Stacey Abrams is a very well educated Georgian who has served this state and its people as a congressperson. She is well qualified to be governor. She has a moderately progressive platform and has proven her dedication to Georgia. She has proven that she can work with progressives and conservatives at the highest levels of government. She also happens to be African American.

Since: Oct 08

Roswell, GA

#26 Wednesday Oct 24
40acresandamule wrote:
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I wasn't promised anything. Your ignorant stereotyping and false assumption simply reveals your lack of understanding.
don't know the significance behind the words,'40 acres and a mule'? wow, you are not a very good minority if you don't know that. maybe google it, see what you missed.
40acresandamule

United States

#27 Wednesday Oct 24
inbred Genius wrote:
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don't know the significance behind the words,'40 acres and a mule'? wow, you are not a very good minority if you don't know that. maybe google it, see what you missed.
Your reading comprehension leaves much to be desired.

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