Why do people display the Confederate Flag?

I'm from New York, so I'm not from the deep south or anything. When I'm driving around, I see people occasionally with a flag from the Confederate States of America flying from their homes, or a sticker on their bumper. I'm just curious why these people (who presumably aren't all racists) would... show more I'm from New York, so I'm not from the deep south or anything. When I'm driving around, I see people occasionally with a flag from the Confederate States of America flying from their homes, or a sticker on their bumper. I'm just curious why these people (who presumably aren't all racists) would display the flags. What else did the Confederates stand for?
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