R&B singer Macy Gray asserts in a new op-ed for MarketWatch the American Flag has replaced the Confederate Flag as a symbol for”opposition to the abolishment of slavery” and should be replaced.
“Like the Confederate, [the flag] 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 It no longer represents democracy and freedom. It no longer represents ALL of us.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.”
“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?”
In April Gray said, “It’s impossible to ignore the fact that there are thousands of families in our country who are grieving from unaccountable deaths due to police brutality.”
“We are here to identify those families and help them with grief counseling, legal and financial assistance.”
“I’ve spoken with a list of mothers who have lost their children in this unthinkable manner and they need help.”
“Everyone grieves in different ways but the common thread is their question of how do they continue on — they need support and this is what we’re here to do.”