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Re-affirming the 2000 Resolution on the Confederate Battle Flag and the Confederate Battle 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 and Confederate Battle Emblem have been embraced as the primary symbols for the numerous modern-day groups advocating white supremacy; and

WHEREAS, the Confederate Battle Flag and Confederate Battle 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.