Macy Gray believes it is time to change the flag of the United States of America.
The 53-year-old R&B singer-songwriter, who was awarded a Grammy, commented in an essay on the stock market news site Marketwatch on Thursday 17th, historically known as Emancipation Day and Black Independence Day. On the same day, Gray published her essay, US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris signed a bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday.
“President Biden, Madame Harris, and members of Congress: The American flag was hijacked as a code of belief,” wrote the I Try singer. “God bless these believers, they can have it. Like the Confederates, it is ragged, outdated, divisive, and false. It no longer represents democracy and freedom. It no longer represents ALL of us. It’s not fair to be forced to honor. It’s time for a new flag. “