The Colin Kapernick effect has hit Rhode Island. In order to avoid “a racist controversy” Governor Gina Raimondo had refused to have the State House lit up for July 4, for fear it would “look racist.” The State House has been lit up in various colors all year to celebrate Black Pride, Gay Pride, Abortion rights, and National immigrant day, but Raimondo had refused to have the Red, White , and Blue around the dome. One source said Raimondo caved to public pressure about the lighting.
The Governor feels the American Flag makes many people “uncomfortable” and feels the flag is “divisive.” The Governor has also refused to march in the 2019 Bristol July 4, parade.
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