â€œWe have been having this conversation a long time and â€¦Â the only other argument you can make against having this flag be as spectacularly shown as it is around the South is the Nazis,” she said.
â€œIt would be like having the swastika flag flying on your next-door neighborâ€¦ If it continues to fly, the statement thatâ€™s being made â€¦ is that â€˜We miss this really crappy part of history,â€™ and that is where the conversation has to begin.â€
Rosie Perez expressed her confusion about the notion of the flag being a symbol of pride.
â€œIÂ still do not understand the pride behind the Confederate flag.Â It was a response to slavery,” she said.
“They wanted to separate themselves from the United States because they didnâ€™t want to lose their cotton pickers. They didnâ€™t want to lose their slaves. Period.â€
New host, Raven-Symone noted the reluctance of GOP Presidential candidates to weigh in on the controversy.
â€œHow come [Presidential candidates] areÂ scared to talk about race?â€ she asked.
â€œYouâ€™re supposed to be the future president of the United StatesÂ â€” you should not be scared to tackle these issues that your public is going through.”
POLL: Do you agree with the ladies?