Sahra Qaxiye
 
Protest in Minneapolis, MN
2020
 
It is tradition to prevent the American flag from touching the ground. In the rain, it must be protected. During the darkest of nights, a light must always be shown toward it. In the mornings, school children face the flag with their hands on their hearts to pledge their allegiance. 
 
Does the American flag stand for a country riddled with hatred from a toxic past? Does it stand for a country that teaches humans to fear their neighbors rather than showing them empathy? Does the flag stand for a new era where reform comes from every breath, step and chant? Will we finally join together to be a progressive, modern generation? Do you pledge allegiance?
 
Didactic written by Caroline Frase ‘22
Image selected by Caroline Frase ‘22