John asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 3 years ago

Is the confederate flag racist?

27 Answers

  • 3 years ago
    Best Answer

    How can a piece of cloth be racist.

    If the person flying the flag is doing so because they want to be identified as a racist then their flag is racist.

    If the person flying the flag is using it as a symbol for the south then it is not racist.

    The flag has the meaning we give it and that can change with time and intent

  • 3 years ago

    It SYMBOLIZES racism.

    And treason.

  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    A flag can't be racist, but the people who support the confederate flag usually are. If you look at footage and photos of all the white hate rallies during the 60's , you can easily see people holding the rebel flag. It's their symbol of hate. It's time to do away with it.

    Maybe I'll market some confederate flag toilet paper :)

  • 3 years ago

    How can a peace of clothing be racist, only a person can be racist.

    • Angel3 years agoReport

      If I buy a shirt that says on it blacks are bad that's racist isn't it

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  • VA 25
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    It didn't used to be... but now it is. It has become the symbol for old-world conservative values. Some people hold dear to these values, but they are - bottom line - finished. We are not all Christian, White, Racist, Sexist Southern Biggots. and this is what the Confederate flag stands for. sorry. It's like the Swastika. fly it and yer gonna get beat up buddy.

  • 3 years ago


  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    No silly. Not at all. It is merely an indication of states rights.

  • 3 years ago

    Does it only represent slavery, or is the person flying it to show they would have supported slavery? Of course not. To some, it represents Southern pride. Another victim of political correctness.

  • 3 years ago

    In and of itself any flag -- Old Glory, Stars and Bars, whatever -- is just a piece of colored fabric. And we all respond to this with "Yes, but that flag MEANS something, it SYMBOLIZES something."

    For better or worse, the "No to equal rights for black people" folks latched onto the Stars and Bars as their symbol. Whatever the Stars and Bars may have meant before that, it is now popularly identified with "I oppose racial equality." By any reasonable standard, that is indeed racist.

  • Nosmo
    Lv 7
    3 years ago

    No, just many, if not all of the people flying it.

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