The horror of the Confederate flag in the US Capitol
Historians have noted that not even during the Civil War did this violent symbol of white power and oppression penetrate the halls of our Capitol.
By Josh Delaney Updated January 7, 2021, 4:56 p.m
Like the rest of America, I watched the chaos unfold on TV. Although I was about a mile away from the Capitol building, I feared for the safety of my colleagues and friends who were in the complex, as well as the thousands of staff — especially the Black and brown support workers — who dutifully keep the sprawling Capitol complex humming every day.