Photos of a truck flying the confederate flag, taken yesterday in Wolfville and posted on Twitter today, serve as a reminder that racism is alive and well in Nova Scotia.
Meet the confederate lawn tractor guy, a man who thinks it’s hilarious to ride around Greenwood Heights, a Timberlea subdivision, on top of a riding lawn mower featuring the confederate flag. He posts videos of this on his YouTube channel, and he has a Facebook page. People feel intimidated and are afraid to speak out.
Damn confederate flag! Couple of years ago it was Truro, Nova Scotia, now it’s PEI. Meanwhile you see smaller provocations, things like flag decals on cars, tee shirts and stuff like that, all the time. Let’s ban the flag and all other white supremacist symbols.