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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesOther - Arts & Humanities · 1 decade ago

confederate flag?

why does every body think the confederate flag is racist just because the south supported slavery doesnt mean the flag is racist because at one point the north supported slavery and i know uses the flag but there stupid ***holes

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The reason people equate the Confederate Flag with the support of slavery is because they think the main reason the southern states succeeded was because of slavery. The Civil War was begun over the issue of Federal vs. State Government of these United States. The states believed that the Federal Government was taking more power, and control, i.e. taxes, than it was given in the Constitution.

    Remember Texas was trying to become it's own country, and most of the western part of the U.S. was still to be settled. The flags of our states, and of our countries mean things.

    To the south, honor, chivalry, independence. They were fighting for the right to be independent states within a larger union. Fortunately for us, and for the people enslaved at the time in our country, the greater good of becoming The United States of America won out.

    The battle flag should be honored. People fought and died to make our country what it is, these were the birth pains of a Nation. Why not remember it as that. I think the heritage of the Civil war should not be forgotten, let the flag fly to remind us that at one point in time not all were free in American, and not all were created equal, lest we forget.

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  • 1 decade ago

    its racist because its meaning is derived from its rebelliousness. To fly the flag mean non-conformity, either with the US government, or with slavery. It means that you choose to listen to the rules and laws, and then fly the flag in protest of what the US stands for. If you want to fly the flag so that you can feel at one with the south, then fly an American flag, because the south is part of America. In reality, and in theory, the spirit that encompassed the Confederate flag is now wrapped into one flag, that we use today. Flying the other one if disrespectful, distasteful, and just a gimmick that people in the south use to feel like they are more special than the rest of us.

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  • 5 years ago

    All of these answers are unsure. The confederate flag was almost never seen after the civil war until the 60 s - the middle of the civil rights movements. It was a \n intimidation technique by governments. And America seems to have forgotten that.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Well.... first of all you are referring to the Battle Flag of Virginia that was later adopted by other states. The Battle Flag is not the same as any of the three official flags of the Confederacy, which are referred to as the First, Second and Third National flags.

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