Apparently boardgames and computer games about the American Civil War are being removed from stores because of this confederate flag furore. That is absolutely fucking ridiculous, yet a typically american reaction - do a blanket kneejerk denial first to make yourselves think you're doing something about it, then (if we're lucky) think about the actual issues involved. As if taking a symbol down changes anything at all.
I hate revisionism, and this stinks of it. History happened - it's not something you can or should deny or forget or pretend never existed or try to hide, no matter how shameful you think it is. Sure, the flag itself has a lot of issues around it, and still proudly waving around a symbol of the side that lost a war about 150 years ago seems kinda daft to me.
But certainly in this case the flag itself isn't a problem (particularly not when it's actually being used as the symbol of the confederates in historical simulations or re-enactments or other appropriate historical context) - the racism associated with it today is the problem, and it seems that America has done anything and everything BUT deal with that in this backlash.
I can only hope that someone beats some sense into Apple and they change their minds about this.