the confederate flag is, apparently, a provocative image and flag. It is the flag used, I guess, by the Confederate States of America, which seceded from the United States of America, back in 1860 or something like that. Hey, they still use the flag, in various constructs, in various Southern States, as a symbol for their statehood or something. It is rallied around, during rallies of various sorts, in the movies, I see it is rallied around by the Ku Klux Klan, which IS a racist organization and which apparently in fact does use that flag. So that is bad. It is a hateful, bigoted symbol in that usage. So it depends, then, on the context for what the flag is demonstrating, I suppose. I, personally, don't particularly care for it, and it imbibes a degree of apprehension for me, for sure. Good luck, with all that and frankly, who gives a ****.