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Confederate Battle Flag and Emblem

WHEREAS, the Confederate States of America came into being by way of secession from the United States of America out of a desire to defend the right of individual states to maintain an economic system based on slave labor; and


WHEREAS, the Confederate Battle Flag, Confederate Flag and Emblem have been embraced as the primary symbols for the numerous modern-day groups advocating white supremacy; and


WHEREAS, the Confederate Battle Flag, Confederate Flag and Emblem in its present position of display makes a statement of public policy that continues to be an affront to the sensibilities and dignity of a majority of Americans.


THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People at its 91st Annual Convention reaffirm its condemnation, as expressed in its 1999 Resolution, of the confederate battle flag or the confederate battle emblem being flown over, displayed in or on any public site or space, building, or any emblem, flag standard or as part of any public communication; and


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that all units of the NAACP shall urge all corporations of good conscience to remove flags bearing the confederate battle emblem from their business property; and


BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that the NAACP shall call upon other organizations, churches and faith groups, businesses, corporations and similar entities which embrace freedom and justice to consider locations other than such states or cities until such time that the confederate battle emblem is removed.