I'm probably one of the biggest Lefties in this forum, but how someone can take Betsy Ross, or her flag, and somehow twist her into a modern commentary on racism? Well, it's silly.
I mean, if there is a room in Heaven where the Nice Ladies of History sit around quilting or whatever, Betsy Ross is certainly there. Having tea, probably.
(Admittedly, I say this having never actually studied her biography, and I have no intention of ever doing so, but how bad could she be?)
I *understand* the thinking - some *********** groups have coopted traditional symbols and flags ("Don't Tread on Me" being the one that immediately comes to mind) - but a move like this simply *legitimizes* such groups.
I mean, what, if they appropriate the Che profile, or the Jamaican flag, do those magically become racist symbols? No.
(FWIW it was a gawd-awful, hideous shoe, and perfectly merited banning on *that* ground.)