I remember when I first moved to Atlanta in 2006 my mom told me, "Now remember, everything outside of Atlanta is Georgia!"
I wasn't naive to what that meant. But I had a vocal student who lived in Conyers, (where many of my friends live and which many consider to be part of the Atlanta metropolitan area). On my way to his home I would pass by this dilapidated residence that sat off the street, and waving proudly off the porch awning was a tattered confederate flag. It shook me the first time I saw it. For surely a neighbor would be offended enough to ask for it to be removed. Because after all the Civil War is over, the slaves were freed, and the descendants of those slaves are now the neighbors of this residence. But sadly, no. If I were to to drive out there right now, that tattered flag would be posted proudly on this glorious Georgia morning.Read More