The inbred Marxist, Guevera-loving morons at Salon are at it again.
It was the Democrat Party that refused to give up slavery. It was the Democrat Party that created the Ku Klux Klan.
It is a fine thing that the Confederate flag will no longer fly above the South Carolina state capitol. But displaying the Confederate flag anywhere is, at bottom, an act of hate. It should be recognized as such, and punished as a hate crime.