Epsom NH School Board votes, 3-2, to keep Confederate flag in mural

Shawna Bateman wishes she could tell her two sons that racism in America doesn’t exist anymore, but she knows she can’t do that.

Instead, she wants a mural at the Epsom Central School that includes a depiction of the Confederate flag to be a teachable moment for the community and its students.

“I would rather my kids come to me and say, ‘What is this symbol? Why am I seeing it on the news? Why is there so much hate?,’ and have that teachable moment than just completely bypassing it,” she said. “I don’t think any kid is going to look at that and just all of a sudden become a hateful individual.” *| More…

| Concord Monitor

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