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Georgia’s New Confederate Flag License Plate Is Catching Heat

License plates are the source of a strange amount of controversy in this wild country, and Georgia’s just released a new one that is upsetting a lot of people. This new vanity plate has a Confederate flag emblazoned on it, and its proponents say the flag is a proud part of the South’s legacy. Of course, there are those for whom the Confederate flag is a reminder of some of the darker chapters in the South’s history. As the Atlanta Journal-Consitution reports:

A spokesman for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference said Tuesday that the state should not have sanctioned the battle emblem to appear on a Georgia tag. “To display this is reprehensible,” said Maynard Eaton. “We don’t have license plates saying ‘Black Power.'”

The Georgia Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans say they have the right to celebrate their heritage however they best see fit …

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