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Minnesota changed its state flag. But why?

Minnesota's new flag went into official use Saturday, which has many wondering about the reason for the change. The controversial replacement of the old flag requires an explanation of that emblem's history.

The legislature established the State Emblems Redesign Commission during the 2023 session to redesign Minnesota's flag and seal.

The reason for the change, according to state officials, was twofold. Primarily, officials were concerned with the scene depicted on the old flag, which many found offensive. First adopted in 1957, the flag showed a White settler tilling land as an Indigenous man rides horseback. Indigenous members of the State Emblem Redesign Commission said it was harmful to their communities and promoted the "erasure" of their people from the land.

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by Anonymousreply 8May 13, 2024 11:26 PM

Did you read your own link OP, It explains why.

by Anonymousreply 1May 13, 2024 4:07 PM

A lot of state flags are just the state seal which is graphically dull and often archaic. I wish more would freshen them up.

by Anonymousreply 2May 13, 2024 4:09 PM

R2 I agree, except for Louisiana which is a pelican in its' piety bleeding itself to feed its young. So hardcore, compared to California with an extinct bear.

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by Anonymousreply 3May 13, 2024 5:38 PM

Good lord ^^

by Anonymousreply 4May 13, 2024 5:41 PM

I mean, look at this shit. Piss yellow. A horse head. The helmet of a suit of armor. Three plows. Two white chicks holding a knit hat and some fruit. What’s any of this got to do with Jersey?

How about a nice truck on a pizza background? Add a fucking seagull. Now you’re talking.

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by Anonymousreply 5May 13, 2024 6:51 PM

Ohio's flag looks like cross between a bullseye and a college banner.

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by Anonymousreply 6May 13, 2024 7:45 PM

They did all that to change it and didn't bother putting the official state bird, the Mosquito, on it?

by Anonymousreply 7May 13, 2024 11:14 PM

More votes for Trump. Keep it up.

by Anonymousreply 8May 13, 2024 11:26 PM
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