“I shouldn’t’ have to salute it, I shouldn’t have to honor it, I shouldn’t have to pledge to it.”
is speaking her truth. On Juneteenth, the “I Try” singer wrote an titled “For Juneteenth, America needs a new flag that all of us can honor.”
Macy argued that it’s time for America to consider a new flag given the fact that the current one represents, in her words, “divisiveness and hate.”
Macy spoke specifically to the Jan. 6 Capitol Riots where people used the flag as a symbol to represent their hateful actions.
“The people there held it up as their symbol as ‘this is what America represents,’” she wrote. “‘We’re threatening to hang the vice president and our gang sign is the flag.’”
Macy argues that we should create a redesigned flag that represents all of us.
“What if the stripes were OFF-white? What if there were 52 stars to include D.C. and Puerto Rico? What if the stars were the colors of ALL of us — your skin tone and mine — like the melanin scale?” she argued. “The blue square represents vigilance and perseverance; and the red stripes stand for valor. America is all of those things. So, what if those elements on the flag remained? What if the flag looked like this?”
Macy’s idea isn’t wildly off base considering the U.S. flag has actually gone through many changes over the years.
However, her opinion still has many people divided on the issue.
Either way, Macy is sticking by her opinion.
“I shouldn’t have to salute it, I shouldn’t have to honor it, I shouldn’t have to pledge to it,” she shared. “All I’m saying is, let’s redesign the flag for the rest of us who aren’t a part of that tribe.”
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