A group of white residents waving confederate flags and spewing racial slurs have a Georgia community in an uproar after they decided to crash the birthday party of a young Black girl with their racist antics.
According to multiple news reports, witnesses say the men pulled up to the party in a fleet of pick up trucks bearing the confederate flags and began threatening to shoot the attendees while calling them “n*****rs.” Melissa Alford, who hosted the party, described the bizarre incident to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
“One had a gun, saying he was gonna kill the [racial slur]. Then one of them said, ‘Gimme the gun, I’ll shoot them n****rs.”
See video of the confrontation courtesy of AJC below.
Police soon arrived on the scene after 911 was called and made the men leave after both parties agreed that no physical harm had been done on either side.
The men claimed they were a part of a group known as “Protect The Flag,” who foolishly believe that the Confederate flag represents something other than hatred and prejudice. They also told police that the it was the partygoers who began threatening them when they pulled over on the side of the road near the festivities to change a flat tire.
Racism and racial tension between Black and white communities in the south has long been even more prevalent than anywhere else in the United States, so incidents like these are sadly more common than those of us not living in that region of the country will ever know.