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There’s a proposal in front of the state board that’s causing an uproar.   One side is saying the Confederate flag is a symbol of Southern pride and the other says it’s a symbol of racism.

Frank Johnson, a member of Sons of Confederate Veterans — the organization that proposed the plate said, “Our whole purpose is just to keep the heritage of our ancestors alive.”  Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee said, “The Confederate flag is a symbol of oppression, the brutality of slavery and it is a symbol of fear and intimidation.”

The Wall Street Journal reported that the Sons of Confederate Veterans would file a lawsuit to allow the plate if the TxDMV votes it down.

Nine states currently offer a specialty plate featuring the Confederate flag.

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