The Mississippi state flag will not be hung at the 2016 Democratic convention in Philadelphia. The state flag features a symbol of the Confederacy in the top left hand corner. There have been numerous petitions to change the state flag but as of the convention, no changes were made. Many opposed to the flag feel that the confederacy symbol represents hate and racism that does not embody what Mississippi stands for anymore. The state may choose to follow in the footsteps of South Carolina who recently took down the confederate flag at their state capital.