Macy Grey doubled down on her push to alter the U.S. flag, arguing that it represents “divisiveness and hate” within the modern-day.
The Grammy-winning singer just lately went viral after penning an op-ed for MarketWatch on Juneteenth by which she known as for the flag to obtain an replace to higher mirror America’s previous, alleging that it has “changed” the accomplice flag as an emblem of racism and hate.
“America is nice,” she wrote. “It’s lovely. Pure, it ain’t. It’s damaged and in items.”
Talking to Fox 11 in Los Angeles, Grey doubled down on her assertion that the flag has grow to be much less and fewer an emblem of nationwide pleasure and is now in dire want of an replace.
“Why do we’ve got to have fun a flag that now represents divisiveness and hate?” stated the 53-year-old.
Particularly, Grey highlighted the Jan. 6 riot on the U.S. Capitol, noting how lots of the individuals who stormed the constructing have been carrying American flags.
“The individuals there held it up as their image as ‘that is what America represents,’” Grey, who was born Natalie Renee McIntyre, stated. “‘We’re threatening to hold the vp and our gang signal is the flag.’”
In her op-ed, Grey pitched a brand new design for the American Flag with some adjustments. Chief amongst them is the addition of two extra stars to signify the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C.
She additionally needs to get rid of the colour white, arguing that it’s meant to signify a “purity” that America not has. As an alternative, she pitches a group of colours on the Melanin scale that higher signify the individuals of the nation.
Whereas altering the standard stars and stripes might sound like a radical concept, Fox 11 famous that america has had three dozen variations of the flag, the most recent change being 62 years in the past when Alaska and Hawaii got stars.
“I should not’ need to salute it, I shouldn’t need to honor it, I should not need to pledge to it,” Grey concluded. “All I’m saying is, let’s redesign the flag for the remainder of us who aren’t part of that tribe.”