Confederate flag pride. Defend yourself. Educate me.?

Every so often, I see someone displaying the confederate flag as if they are proud of it. There has to be something more to it that I don't understand. I cannot believe there are THAT many proud and ignorant racists out there. Can someone educate me on the matter? Why would you display a symbol of... show more Every so often, I see someone displaying the confederate flag as if they are proud of it. There has to be something more to it that I don't understand. I cannot believe there are THAT many proud and ignorant racists out there.

Can someone educate me on the matter? Why would you display a symbol of ignorance? Is there more meaning to the flag than what I am aware of?
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