Six Flags Over Texas Will Remove Confederate Flag From Amusement Park
With everyone coming for Confederate symbols, Six Flags has decided to stop flying the Confederate flag, as well as other historic flags, at its theme parks.
Anything reminiscent of the Confederacy, the Civil War or love of the slave-infused South has a target on it, as anti-racist advocates are hoping to remove symbols of hate from American cities. One new entry into the group of those looking to be on the right side of history is Six Flags Over Texas. The company said that not only will they be removing the Confederate flag, but will also take down the flags of four other nations that were originally part of the park’s branding.
Six Flags, which is named after the six nations who at one time or another ruled over Texas, were replaced at their Over Texas, Fiesta Texas and Over Georgia locations. Those nations were France, Spain, Mexico, the Republic of Texas, the Confederate States of America and the United States of America. “At Six Flags Over Texas, we strive every single day to make people happy and to create a fun, thrilling and safe family friendly experience for our guests. We always choose to focus on celebrating the things that unite us versus those that divide us. As such, we have changed the flag displays in our park to feature American flags,” a Six Flags spokesperson told NBC on Friday.
With the removal of the flags and replacing them with the U.S.A. flag is permanent, Six Flags said they routinely change their flag displays for seasonal and holiday displays. Years ago, Six Flags, as a company, changed their branding logo away from the national flags to colored pennants.
Source: NBC 5