In late April, a black man in North Carolina decided to draw a Confederate flag in honor of his black friend, according to a report by the Charlotte Observer.
The drawing prompted outrage from local leaders and led to the resignation of the man who posted it.
But in a letter sent to the newspaper, Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts described the drawing as “inappropriate” and “racist.”
The mayor and councilman are calling for the removal of the drawing.
It is a controversial issue, with some people arguing that the Confederate emblem, which has been used in North and South Carolina for centuries, represents slavery and oppression.
The North Carolina legislature passed a resolution calling on the state to take steps to remove the flag, but the measure hasn’t gone anywhere.