It is a beautiful summer evening in Raleigh, North Carolina. Families are out at North Hills -an outdoor mall- with their children… Laughs, smiles, music. Little ones playing under their parents watch. Teens congregating and chatting. Some sip iced coffee, others eat ice cream. Different ethnic groups and colors of skin. A beautiful, peaceful summer evening. It feels almost perfect.
And there she goes: big blue truck driving around slowly several turns along the outdoor mall, once, twice, three times. She is not looking for parking, she is there for “the show”.
It is- it would be- a beautiful summer evening if she wasn’t there with that huge confederate flag waving from the back of the truck. Passing slowly by. Just to remind us all about the injustices of the world. Just in case we were getting too comfortable with our beautiful summer night.