Author Archives: William Haney

Battle flag and black history

PGA and politicians take note! And everyone else, consider taking out some insurance.

The recent angst over the Confederate Battle Flag and its supposed symbolism should anger every black man and woman in the country who claim ancestry from slavery.  While it is possible to trace lineage to a particular slave or plantation, it is unlikely that every black man or woman will ever be able to make the claim with certitude beyond the obvious, ‘I am black and am a descendant of a black.’