There are those who would keep us slipping back into the darkness of division, into the snake pit of racial hatred, of racial antagonism and of support for symbols of the struggle to keep African-Americans in bondage.
Carol Moseley-Braun (b. 1947), African American politician. As quoted in Newsweek magazine, p. 15 (December 16, 1991).
Moseley-Braun, a United States Senator from Illinois, said this in a speech that led the Senate to reverse a vote to extend the patent on a society insignia that incorporated an image of the Confederate flag.