HOUSTON, TX – The New Orleans flag flies proudly over the Big Easy. Only, now, the Fleur-de-lis might be considered racist. You know, it`s the logo for the New Orleans Saints. Yet according to historians, Louisiana’s much-adored symbol was once used to brand runaway slaves.
The French Monarchy not only branded runaways with them, they clipped their ears. And if a slave ran again, another brand, then slave owners cut their hamstrings.
So, should we consider the Fleur-de-lis a racist symbol? The point is, now that we’re raising the issue, the Confederate flag shouldn’t be the only symbol raising a red flag.