How many people think the confederate flag represents racism?
I was born and grew up in the GREAT southland. Now I live in PA. Soon to be moving back to Tennessee. I think it is a sign of heratige and not hate. What are your thoughts
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
i agree, even though i live in south florida i always liked the way of southern living, oh yeah i love tennessee
- 2bzyLv 61 decade ago
I was born in the south and spent a lot of time studying and trying to understand the American civil war. To me, the confederate flag represents an attempt by the wealthy to perpetuate a feudal system that was out of date and un-American and needed slavery to continue. They tried to do this by starting a war in which mostly middle class, non-slave owners fought, stirred up by emotional speeches warning of loss of freedom, heritage, and a way of life which they did not even have a part in. I see the flag as a reminder of how horrible war is, how many lives were lost, and how much progress was retarded. That "heritage" it represents is not really something to be all that proud of, but I have to admit a certain pride in how my ancestors were able to fight with such limited resources. Had I been in their position, though, I would have gone out west right at the beginning!
- Anonymous1 decade ago
I agree, I'm black, and believe it is apart of the south's heritage. Now would I wear it no, but I know the hate that it did store. Does it store hate now, no, unless you make it like that. It's just a flag that represents the South's culture, and if people are offended by it, then they need to get off the defense and stop looking for ways to call people racist.
- AmeliaLv 51 decade ago
I think that that born and rasied southerners (like myself) all see it as a symbol OF the South... the confederate flag doesn't purely represents slavery, therefore it's not racist. However, some people take it very offensivly. The Confederate flag is a symbol of the lifestyle of texans, and all other southern states.
And who says all southerners are redneck, drinkin hicks? You have got some learning to do, y'all
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
I'm from Connecticut and from what I've heard from various people is that it represents racism and heritage. I've always thought it represented racism because it was always the racist kids that would have the confederate flags hanging in their car or on their windshield. What would you think if you only saw the racist kids with those kinds of flags? Just my opinion and experience.
- moeniusLv 43 years ago
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
Not me,but almost the bulk of this world does.States' Rights was the noble fight of the South.Slavery was on its' way out over the entire world without wars being fought at that time.Source(s): http://www.fff.org/freedom/1100f.asp
- Tony MLv 71 decade ago
I think that there are many people who think that, but I do not. I think that it represents honoring the brave men and women who fought for the Confederacy, as they too were Americans.
RIP Americans Who Died in Battle
- wwhrdLv 71 decade ago
Heritage, not hate. That flag is NOT a symbol of racism.
- tictak katLv 71 decade ago
Does in no way represent racism. It's our culture and heritage.