“The cross itself is a symbol of redemption and reconciliation. And just because a few people used it for other purposes…we don’t need to jump to emotional conclusions,” Young said.
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“To hell with where we fly it,” Young snorted in response to a question during an interview with 11Alive News.
Young says he understands that many view the Confederate flag as a symbol of white supremacy. But he believes too many people — including civil rights leaders and the news media — are too fixated on the issue.
“I think it’s an irrelevant issue. And to try to make it an issue is to try to divide us at a time when we need to be united in creating jobs and growing an economy and educating our children,” Young said.
Young told an audience at Morehouse College Thursday that during the heyday of the civil rights movement in the 1960s, he never heard any of the backstage players mention the Confederacy or its flag.
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