The City of Natchitoches has banned the use/display of the Confederate Flag in the City of Natchitoches Christmas Parade. In a letter to the Historic District Business Association, which operates the Christmas Festival, Mayor Lee Posey states that the City of Natchitoches (CON) has determined that a significant portion of the public associates the flag with organizations advocating expressions of hate, racism and intolerance directed toward people or groups that is demeaning to them. The letter also takes a position of concern that the display of the flag in the Christmas Festival Parade could be taken by the public as an endorsement of a symbol that is viewed as racially inflammatory.
The 2010 Census shows that the City of Natchitoches is:
|Two or More Races, percent, 2010||1.70%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander||0.00%|
|Hispanic or Latino||0.80%|