The State of New York just passed legislation outlawing the sale of hate symbols on state property.

the bill prohibits the "selling or displaying of symbols of hate or any similar image, or tangible personal property, inscribed with such an image" on public property. - CNN

Governor Cuomo signed the bill into law, and it takes effect today.

Since the death of George Floyd, people in American are taking a new look at racism in this country. Some are coming to a rude realization: racism is still alive and well.

I applaud the law, which includes Swastikas and other white supremacy symbols, and hope that the ban is able to be implemented nationwide. Some branches of the US military have also banned the display of hate symbols, including the Confederate Flag. Mississippi recently voted to change their state flag to remove Confederate imagery.

It's time for the rest of the country to catch up.

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