Julian Castro praises Nike, compares Betsy Ross flag to Confederate flag

Julian Castro praises Nike, compares Betsy Ross flag to Confederate flag
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[Ed. – He was Obama’s HUD secretary. Did he ever read his boss the riot act for having the Confederate flag — make that the Betsy Ross flag — at his inauguration?]

Democratic presidential hopeful Julián Castro on Wednesday praised Nike’s controversial decision to pull shoes featuring the Betsy Ross flag, saying the early flag design that represents the Thirteen Colonies evokes pain among some Americans, much like Confederate symbols.

“I was glad to see that,” the former Housing and Urban Development Secretary said on CBS News about Nike’s decision to scrap the Betsy Ross design, the Washington Free Beacon reported. “And my hope is that they didn’t just do it to do it — that they understand the significance there.

“Look, there are a lot of things in our history that are still very painful — the Confederate flag that still flies in some places and is used as a symbol,” Mr. Castro continued. “And I believe that we need to move toward an inclusive America that understands that pain.”…

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