Georgia officials have approved a license plate featuring the Confederate flag, infuriating civil rights advocates, the Associated Press reports.
The new plate has stirred up the fiery debate between those who believe the flag honors Southern heritage and those who see it as symbol of racial oppression and slavery.
"To display this is reprehensible," Southern Christian Leadership Conference spokesman Maynard Eaton told the AP. "We don't have license plates saying 'Black Power.'"
A spokesman for the Georgia Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, that proposed the new plates, says the group meant it no offense.
"We believe that everyone has the right to preserve their heritage," the group's spokesman Ray McBerry told the AP. "Southerners have as much right to be proud of their heritage as anybody else."
Via Associated Press