Allison and Zeke Brown are African American couple who got surprise of their lives when a contractor they hired to fix the break of their golf cart showed up with a confederate flag waving at them. The couple couldn’t accept a flag which is seen by some as a symbol of slavery and white supremacy to be fly on their home so they diceded to tell the contractor that his service are no longer needed. The conversation between the couple and contractor who was identified as just Michael was caught on the couple’s doorbell cam at their home in Dallas, a suburb of Atlanta.
“Hi. You know what?” Allison Brown said. “I do apologize … I know you’ve come from a very long way, but we’re going to use someone else.”
Michael offers to conceal his bigotry by removing the flag, but Allison ain’t going for it.
“Continue to believe what you need to believe, sir. But no, I cannot pay you for your services,” she says. “Thank you, have a good day.”
“I didn’t want to be the ‘angry black woman’ but I wanted him to learn and feel that bottom-line loss,You don’t go to Germany and wave the Nazi flag. It’s the same thing.” Allison told yahoo
Later Michael reached out to the couple on Facebook to say he didn’t mean to offend them, Zeke Brown told ABC News.
Brown replied to the contractor, explaining that the flag is “extremely offensive” to people of color while urging him to do some research.
“I understand it is part of American history, but that flag stood for a time in history where people such as myself had a very bad way of life,” Brown wrote in the message, which was obtained by WXIA. “Michael, I hope this small interaction causes you to do a little research on how several Americans feel about the Confederacy. I know it’s part of history, so is Nazi Germany..”.
But as expected, Michael—a self-described “redneck”—doesn’t see what the big deal is.
“My little siblings bought it from a flea market. I don’t support slavery and neither do my siblings,” he said “But I am not going to take it down when my siblings asked me to fly it. If [the family] wants to take offense, they can.”