Chuck Haralson and Ken Smith were inducted into the Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame during the 43rd annual Governor’s Conference on Tourism
Much of the language in the original version of the bill mentioned the history of racial division and conflict in the United States.
The second amendment to the bill removed mention of an online petition that called for the boycotting of Bikes, Blues and BBQ.
Some senators responded with concerns that alumni who disagree with the resolution could discontinue financial support.
“It’s almost insulting and sad when we think about putting a price on the safety and comfort of some of our students,” Senator Ashton Yarbrough said.Any history courses at UA on the Old South? A few senators might need some brushing up on just what a vote for Southern heritage includes, particularly that symbolized by the losers' flag.
Yarbrough called on senators to take a stand on the resolution.
Also speaking in favor of the resolution was Senator Parker Fitzgerald.
“I don’t think you’re voting against anybody’s heritage, you’re voting against the fact that that’s not morally okay to place a symbol of inequality between races so close to this campus,” Fitzgerald said in response to concerns that a vote for the resolution was a vote against someone’s Southern heritage.
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