I agree, it just symbolizes southern history. I hate that I can't display one because people will wonder if I am racist. It doesn't help either that when they want to take them down from state capital buildings the KKK comes out with their robes and hoods to try to protect it. People are so ignorant. I'm also sick of it being associated with racism because it waved during the civil war. People always act like slavery was the whole reason for the civil war, read a book people. *************To the dumb lady who said she's from Germany the Confederate flag represented the South not hatred towards black people, the Nazi flag did represent hatred towards Jewish people and tried to wipe out their race the Confederate army didn't go around fighting and killing just black people so they shouldn't even be compared, you need to learn some American history************Also, the North wasn't protecting black people from slavery, who do you think they put on the front lines for their war against the South? When black men fought for the North they weren't even given the same supplies all other military men were given as basic issue. To be honest, during the time the flag got its bad wrap was a time that this country was treating black people, native americans, and many other people and cultures badly because as a nation we were ignorant. I am glad we can now all work, vote, and live together. I love that there are all kinds of different people in this country that we can live with and learn from. For those of you that don't like the flag, you are entitiled to your opinion, but destroying the flag won't change anything. I was born and have lived in the South all of my life and I am proud of that, the same way I'm proud to be an American, the same way people that come from other countries are proud of where they come from.