After the Forest Hills Superintendent Dan Behm said that American and Trump flags symbolized "exclusion and hate," Frank Brooks, a disabled Veteran (and a black Trump supporter-yes, they exist!) blasted Behm in an email shared with WMP.
"I am personally insulted by your comments," Brooks wrote. "Your generalization of how "Black People" feel about a version of our National Flag is itself a form of racism."
>>>Here is the full message from Cl. Frank Brooks to Dan Behm:
"Subj: Black, 34 year Vet, retired Colonel
I am personally insulted by your comments. Your generalization of how "Black People" feel about a version of our National Flag is itself a form of racism. I fought for our nation. More importantly, I led graduates of High Schools across this country---under our flag. Just come out in the open and plainly say that you did not like the Trump sign. The tone of you statement seems to call this display of patriotism a racist action. So, essentially, you believe this was the work of deplorable and nonredeemable students? Generalizing, it seems we demean these young adults and then expect them to volunteer to defend this country, our Constitution (read this as 1st amendment), and our flag!?
I hope you open your heart to all Americans in the future,
Colonel Frank Brooks, USAF, Retired"
>>>WOW: Forest Hills Superintendent Says American+Trump Flags "Symbolize Exclusion And Hate"
Brandon Hall is a lifelong political nerd from Grand Haven, and is the Managing Editor of West Michigan Politics.
>>>Email him at WestMiPolitics@Gmail.com
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