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A key Latino leader, joining those who said teens were “harassing a Native American elder” at the Lincoln Memorial Friday, is demanding that the Pledge of Allegiance be rewritten to honor “indigenous and immigrant heritage,” not the flag.

Even as reports about students from Covington Catholic High School in Kentucky “harassing” the native American were discounted, Cesar Vargas, co-director of the Dream Action Coalition, said it was one of the reasons the pledge should be changed.

The article goes on to state the following:

“White teenagers harassing a native American elder or chanting ‘build the wall’ at Mexican immigrants are not isolated incidents. Incorporating ‘our indigenous and immigrant heritage’ is our pledge that we will proactively counter the danger that racism breeds,” he wrote in an editorial.

Vargas wrote in his opinion editorial that he first learned the Pledge of Allegiance in second grade – the year he came to the United States with his mother, in search of a better life.

“Like that day 30 years ago, today the pledge still does not speak to me or even encourage patriotic introspection,” Vargas wrote, as he claimed that the “pledge’s history is deeply rooted in nativism and white supremacy.”

He added: Our pledge of allegiance should be rooted in optimism, not stem from the fear of a white native-born Protestant culture. It is time to upgrade our pledge so we can truly recite words that live up to a nation that takes pride in our immigrant heritage and equality of all Americans. 

Vargas wants the “upgraded version” of the Pledge of Allegiance to read as follows:

“I pledge allegiance and love to our indigenous and immigrant heritage, rooted in the United States of America, to our civil rights for which we strive, one voice, one nation, for equality and justice for all.”

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