I think most black Americans in the south realize that people displaying the Confederate flag no more support slavery than the black folks who wear an "X" on their caps symbolizing Malcolm X support his early radical beliefs on violence and isolation from white America.


Dear editor,



I think most black Americans in the south realize that people displaying the Confederate flag no more support slavery than the black folks who wear an "X" on their caps symbolizing Malcolm X support his early radical beliefs on violence and isolation from white America. 



Nevertheless, I was somewhat surprised no one has raised a fuss until now!



Perhaps a compromise is in order: Fly the American flag also, or do away with the flagpole all together and put up a larger memorial stone with the Confederate flag engraved on it.



The display of just the Confederate flag does convey a message of racism to some people, and even if they are mistaken, it would be a shame to convey this false image of Crestview to anyone.