#Civil Rights
Joplin City Council
United States of America

The confederate flag is a symbol of hate speech. Hate speech should not be hidden behind freedom of speech or someone's heritage.

The truth is that the confederate flag induces fear for many, and it is no one's place to decide if that fear is valid or not, but we can decide to not aid in spreading fear and hate. Holding up the heritage of our past and our freedoms of expression should not take precedence over improving the value of life people can have today.

We, the undersigned, call on the city of Joplin to no longer allow the confederate flag to fly in city limits.

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The Ban Confederate flag in Joplin, MO petition to Joplin City Council was written by Michael Soderstrom and is in the category Civil Rights at GoPetition.