Gov. Larry Hogan’s spokesman said the governor “is against the use of the Confederate flag on Maryland license plates,” and is looking to take care of the issue as fast as he can.
This puts him in agreement with Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, who has also called for an end to the “Sons of Confederate Veterans” specialty license plate.
Listen, if there are any other Confederate flag images you’ve always wanted to get rid of, the time to act is now. Public sentiment against the symbol’s racist connotations has skyrocketed after nine people were shot during a prayer meeting at an historic black church in Charleston, S.C. And both Amazon and Walmart have agreed to pull all of their Confederate-flag-themed merchandise.
Also, the University of Maryland is the subject of two petitions, one which demands that the school rename Byrd stadium (named after former university president and segregationist Harry Clifton “Curley” Byrd), and another which demands that Pepsi, Capital One, and Under Armour divest from U-Md. until the name changes.
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