Some California attorneys want to remove the Mississippi state flag from a display of the 50 United States flags at Santa Ana’s downtown Civic Center because they say it symbolizes hatred and racism.
The Newport Beach-based Orange County Bar Association released a statement condemning the flag for being “inextricably linked to a legacy of racism, exclusion, oppression and violence.” They recently resolved that the flag be taken down.
Orange County Bar Association President Wayne Gross stated, “I am proud of the board of directors for passing this important resolution on the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address … (the flag) has no place in or around courthouses.”
Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach was surprised by the association taking offense, saying, “I see it as an interesting issue, but it seems odd. I’m not aware of some kind of national effort to make an issue of Mississippi’s flag.”