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the store, and I did the best I could with my cell
I wanted to buy a little handbag for my niece who is almost 14 months old. So I saw what looked like a cute toddler handbag in a store and grabbed it. I almost bought it when I realized that its bow was in the colors of the Confederate flag. There was also a little appliqued picture saying "The South Will Rise Again." I'm glad I caught it in time, and didn't bestow such a weird gift on my little niece.
It's unbelievable to me how much Missouri's past of slavery is still present everywhere around here. I'm still kind of new to these cultural realities, but the Confederate handbag for toddlers seems quite disturbing. But if I'm overreacting, and it's a completely normal practice, feel free to tell me.