Justice has finally been served in the case of the armed Confederate-flag waving-bigots who crashed a black child’s birthday party in July, threatening the residents and hurling racial slurs at children. Gang terrorism charges have been filed against the fifteen members of the “Respect The Flag” group who drove trucks adorned with Confederate flags into a black neighborhood in Douglas County, Georgia. The racists provoked an altercation with the residents, both sides accuse the other of throwing projectiles at the others.
“One had a gun, saying he was gonna kill the n*ggers. Then one of them said, ‘Gimme the gun, I’ll shoot them n*ggers,” said the mother hosting the party, Melissa Alford. Two members had additional assault charges were filed against them regarding an unrelated incident at a gas station later that day. The disturbance was recorded on a cellphone and the video went viral on social media, prompting mass outcry from the nation at the height of the “Confederate flag” controversy that erupted following the racially motivated massacre at the Emmanuel AME church in Charleston, South Carolina.
It is a gratifying display of justice in the deep south, where such incidents are too common and usually go unaddressed. While the right-wing moans and complains about the left-wing “political correctness,” nobody can deny that this was horrendous racial discrimination at the most basic level. No good could possibly have come of their antics; such acts of blatant hatemongering and discrimination do not have a place in modern American society. They represent a primitive and shameful past that we apparently still haven’t learned from.
The video of the original incident can be found here:
Colin Taylor is the editor-in-chief of Occupy Democrats. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice and equality in America.