OPINION (ETH) The American flag is “tattered, dated, divisive, and incorrect” and needs to be updated, singerMacy Gray argued this week in an op-ed written for Juneteenth.

But the piece, published Thursday by MarketWatch, received a quick rebuke from a few prominent conservatives.

The five-time Grammy nominee’s article appeared the same day President Biden signed a bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the 1860s.


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She argued that Old Glory has “replaced” the Confederate flag, implying it is a symbol of racism.

It no longer represents ALL of us,” Gray wrote. “It’s not fair to be forced to honor it. It’s time for a new flag.” “It no longer represents ALL of us. It’s not fair to be forced to honor it. It’s time for a new flag.”

She went on to say a new flag should have 52 stars, with the new pair representing Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C. READ MORE

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