President Obama Gets Greeted With Confederate Flags In Durant Oklahoma
|President Obama Gets Greeted With Confederate Flags In Durant Oklahoma|
BHR Hollywood Reports..........A few protesters waving large Confederate battle flags greeted President Obama as he arrived at his hotel in Oklahoma City on Wednesday.
The Confederate flag supporters also staged an event at an earlier Obama stop in Durant, Okla.
Obama has criticized the flag as a symbol of hate and applauded South Carolina's decision to remove it from the State House grounds after nine African Americans were killed at a church in Charleston.
While South Carolina finally lowered the flag on state capitol grounds last week after more than 50 years.
This latest scene encountered by the country's first black president is a reminder that the path to a more perfect union is still very much a work in progress.
The president is on a two-day trip to Oklahoma where today he will visit the El Reno Federal Correctional Institution.
This will be the first time a sitting president goes inside a federal prison and is part of Obama's push to overhaul the criminal justice system.
The president Wednesday spoke in Durant, Oklahoma, where he talked about expanding broadband access to low-income communities.