The Louisiana State University (LSU) chapter of the NAACP announced that they will be holding a barbecue which will feature a burning of the Confederate flag to promote “unity.”
Cimajie Best, an LSU student and President of the LSU NAACP, said the group is holding the event this Thursday at Milford Wampold Park (aka Stanford Park) in response to a meeting at LSU for the Daughters of the Confederacy.
The Daughters of the Confederacy formed back in the late 1800’s to honor those who died in the Civil War. But, to the LSU NAACP, anything remotely related to the Civil War or the Confederacy is ‘racist’ and ‘hateful.’
Best said the LSU NAACP will honor the #BlackLivesMatter movement, which promotes the deaths of white Americans and law enforcement, saying that a Confederate flag will be “roasted” on a grill at the barbecue.
Oddly enough, the LSU NAACP leader said that “everyone is welcome” and that the event was to promote unity through “good food and fellowship.”
However, we doubt that any students who disagree with the LSU NAACP and the #BlackLivesMatter movement are welcome.
Also to note, the original article reporting this event buried the LSU NAACP’s event in the bottom of the story, while leading with the Daughters of the Confederacy meeting.