Case Analysis--Flag Controversy

The Office of the Governor has received numerous demands by supporters representing the state’s chapter of the NAACP to get rid of the Confederate flag. Earlier this year thirteen African-American representatives were arrested for invading as they tried to remove the flag for the capital.   The concern at this time is to study the advantages of taking action to either remove the flag or to carry on the existing practice.
    The flag was placed over the state capital in the early 1960s by Governor George Wallace and is still there today. When Wallace put up the flag he made it clear that this was his response to unnecessary force by the U. S. Attorney General at the time (Robert F. Kennedy) in respects to civil rights for African Americans.   In the 1970s a lawmaker (Alvin Holmes) declared that it was unfitting to fly the flag directly overhead the U.S. flag.   It was only after media attention diminished, that Wallace changed this practice, mentioning a clarification that was not linked to media or public force.
    While flying the flag gives no clear and present danger to the citizens of Alabama, the flag itself hold unique expressive meanings for diverse sets of shareholders. These shareholders include both interior, (state groups and voters) and exterior, (vacation industry, mass media and federal government).
    Challengers consists African-American voters and sponsor groups who interpret the flag as a publicly separating figure, which signify the share of the Confederate antiquity that involved the practice of slavery. Supporters include party traditionalists with a high voting record who see the flag as a part of historical melee that included the death of many descendants. Other third party shareholders include the state’s many industries and economic leaders who feel that trade and travel will suffer from an orthodox appearance of the southern states.
    Some issues are acknowledged as demanding action on this issue. Firstly, the challengers have...