People are praising the way this black woman dealt with a colleague's confederate flag

People are praising the way this black woman dealt with a colleague's confederate flag

A video has surfaced online of the moment a black woman refuses to accept the services of an independent contractor who drove to her home with a Confederate flag sticking out the back of his vehicle.

Allison and Zeke Brown, a married couple from Georgia, immediately noticed the flag, which has long been synonymous with the racism encountered by African Americans before and during the Civil Rights movement.

They had hired the contractor, called Michael, to replace the brakes on their golf cart, according to Yahoo.

When Michael approaches the couple, Allison, in particular, has no qualms about making her feelings known.

"Hi, you know what, I do apologize," says the 40-year-old radiation therapist. "I know you’ve come from a very long way, but we’re going to use someone else."

"She’s upset about the flag," Allison's 48-year-old husband informs Michael to which Allison interjects: "No, I am beyond upset with the flag."

When Michael offers to remove it, Allison continues to refuse his services.

"No, you don't need to take it down," she insists. "You can continue to believe what you need to believe, sir. But no, I cannot pay you for your services. Thank you, have a good day."

When Allison returns to the house, Michael gets back into his vehicle and drives off.

"I didn’t want to be the 'angry black woman' but I wanted him to learn and feel that bottom-line loss," Allison later told Yahoo Lifestyle. "You don’t go to Germany and wave the Nazi flag. It’s the same thing."

After watching the video - which was posted by CNN commentator Keith Boykin and has since garnered over 4 million views - many took to Twitter to praise Allison for the way she reacted to the situation.

Following the encounter, Michael messaged Zeke saying, "I didn’t know the flag offended y’all."

Zeke replied: "Yes, it is extremely offensive to anyone of color. I understand it is part of American history, but that flag stood for a time in history where people such as myself had a very bad way of life...Micheal, I hope this small interaction causes you to do a little research on how several Americans feel about the Confederacy. I know it’s part of history, so is Nazi Germany..."

Also speaking to Yahoo Lifestyle, Michael explained that he is "redneck" and that the flag was meant to celebrate for the Fourth of July:

"My little siblings bought it from a flea market. I don’t support slavery and neither do my siblings. But I am not going to take it down when my siblings asked me to fly it. If [the family] wants to take offense, they can."