Can We Talk students hold a discussion on the Confederate flag

Having seen a Confederate flag in the school parking lot, Can We Talk held a meeting in the black box theater to have an open discussion about the Confederate flag and what it meant to them personally.

It seemed like an open environment for people to talk about how they felt and … to educate people about [the Confederate flag] and about the past and how to get people who [don’t] quite understand to see it from the perspective of someone of color,”

— senior Lanice Brown

Junior Lanice Brown felt discouraged because of the flag and what it represented to her.

“My first thought was anger, I was [like] ‘What is this? Did we not just have this thing happen last year’ and now here he is with it on his truck flying there like he is so proud of it,” Lanice said.

One of the committed members of Can We Talk, junior Audra Nepstad explains what kinds of precautions the club is doing to educate people.

“We leave it open for anybody that wants to come and express their feelings towards the flag,” Nepstad said. “We have speakers from KU and the founding members of Can We talk to educate us as well.”

The first Can We Talk meeting about the Confederate flag was held on February 3rd and the second part of the discussion will be on Wednesday, Feb. 17 during late arrival.

“It seemed like an open environment for people to talk about how they felt and … to educate people about [the Confederate flag] and about the past and how to get people who [don’t] quite understand to see it from the perspective of someone of color,” Brown said.