Arkansas Governor Weighs In On Confederate Flag Debate Following Shooting
LITTLE ROCK (KTHV)- In the wake of last week’s mass shooting at an historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina’s governor called on lawmakers to remove the Confederate flag from state capitol grounds on Monday afternoon.
Now, that debate is getting heated in Arkansas.
The Arkansas Capitol does not fly the Confederate battle flag, but our state flag does feature a blue star that is meant to commemorate the Confederacy. That star had added to a growing debate over the confederate flag itself.
“It’s part of history but, you know, it should not be utilized as a symbol for current events, it is history,” said Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson when he was asked about the Confederate flag.
It is specifically that history which some say is worth remembering.
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