Inappropriate in every sense of the word. The Confederacy put in their own Constitution that blacks were inferior, so yes, the Confederate flag, no matter how you dress it up, is a racist symbol.
Moreover, the Confederacy was a domestic enemy of the US. They killed American troops. The Confederacy is a defeated, enemy nation. Therefore, the flags of our enemies should NEVER, EVER be flown, much less featured, in a US State Capitol building.
Sen. Jeff Clemens, D-Lake Worth, took aim at the flag display when he tweeted a photo of himself with state Sens. Oscar Braynon II, D-Miami Gardens, and Dwight Bullard, D-Cutler Bay, posing with a cardboard cutout of President Barack Obama. Clemens captioned the photo on Twitter: “Our response to the intrinsic racism of Florida Heritage Day. #AmericaWon”