Hypothetical: if a young man with a Confederate flag T-shirt was shot to death . . .?
under suspicious circumstances, would the Confederate Flag become a symbol for that person? Why or why not?
- slappyjkLv 78 years agoFavorite Answer
Sorry, no, the only benefactors of victim-hoody are minorities exploited by liberals for political gain.
The only way a young man's death will be recognized as a "special" victim, is to belong to a preferred minority; of course the predator can not belong to a preferred minority.
If George Zimmerman was an illegal Latino or a gay Latino, this would not be a cause drawing all the race baiters and false leaders of civil rights. Although Zimmerman is not white, somehow blaming the white police will qualify as a cause for liberals to exploit for political gain.
- 8 years ago
Your question is not objective and is framed in a misleading context. There is little basis for making such a "hypothesis". While there are underreported instances of race crime perpetrated against whites by blacks and other minorities, whites commit violence based upon racism against blacks and minorities with far more empirical frequency. We would of course assume that a young man with a confederate flag T-shirt would be white, because that symbol already carries its own long history of social subtext and context. Hence your question being somewhat unobjective. Say what you mean---which is to ask what would happen if a white kid was shot by a black man. (the answer is that there would probably be little debate---the black man, based upon our past statistics in this country as far as criminal trials and jail population--would be rushed through and sentenced with little fanfare.)
Also, the debate as presented in the media regarding the real-life situation that this "question" is in context of has also been misleading.
Millions of people in this country wear "hoodies". The child was not shot because he had a hoody on, he was shot because he was black, and happened to be wearing a hoody, which carries some limited sterotypical connotations to the image of black criminality in the U.S.---as long as its worn by a black person---In the end its more about the color than the clothes. White hip-hop afficianados all across the suburbs of the U.S. dress far more dramatically in "thug" fashion than most blacks do, yet their chances of being shot for dressing so are almost nil. Whatever side of the debate one wishes to fall on afterwards---let's first call this for what it is. It's about color--not fashion. Until we all admit that, there will be little resolution to be made.
- PiratemomLv 78 years ago
Probably not. The confederate flag is already loaded with associations.
- Anonymous8 years ago
It would symbolize some redneck living in the south. Nothing more, nothing less.
I would be just as upset about anybody stalking him and killing him if he was on his way home from a gas station with candy and tea.
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- Bob the jacksonLv 68 years ago
Why would it?Source(s): Me