Im not saying it isn't symbolic. What im saying is the fuel for the fire isn't coming from an object but rather what's on some websites. Yes, it's free speech. As long as you have those sites though you're going to keep that garbage on life support.
Im willing to bet Dylan Roof spent more time on racist caveman sites than looking at the flag for inspiration.
Painting a crack house is symbolic but if the inside isn't updated or a new or better foundation hasn't been added, you are just putting lipstick on a a pig.
Everyone who wanted it removed basically felt that way 3 months ago. Sure the horrific crime was the tipping point but significantly more has to happen within people.