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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentMilitary · 3 years ago

Is the confederate flag racist?

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  • Anonymous
    3 years ago
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    Yes. Racism is inextricable from the flags history. It originated as a symbol of the Confederacy. While the US was founded on the idea that "all men are created equal", the Confederacy was founded on precisely the opposite idea: that white men are superior to black men. That racism is baked into the very origins of the flag. Furthermore, it's modern usage is also tied implicitly to racism. For almost a century after the war the flag was used mostly in setting related to the war: veterans organizations, memorials etc. Beginning in the 1940s, white Southerners resurrected the use of the flag and popularized it as a more widespread symbol of white Southern identity. At the time, African Americans were becoming more assertive about their rights. Racist whites adopted the flag as a way of asserting that the South would always be dominated by whites and that blacks would be, at best, second class citizens.

  • kswck2
    Lv 7
    3 years ago

    No. It is simply a flag for a (sic) country that doesn't exist anymore. People can find Racism in nearly Anything these days-is Chris Columbus a racist? Especially when the term didn't exist at the time? Is God a racist because Adam and Eve were both White?

  • 3 years ago

    No. It's a piece of cloth. Slavery wasn't the biggest issue of the Civil War. Slavery was wrong and on its way out long before Lincoln issued the proclamation.

  • 3 years ago

    Dot, angelharp has it right: which one? The stars and bars was a battle flag. Check your history. One flag of the CSA actually had a Christian cross on it. Racist? You be the judge. What the flag you probably are preferring is is history. That is it. Flags are not racist; people are. Peace, y'all.

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  • 3 years ago

    Which confederate flag?

  • 3 years ago

    Yes. Duh.

  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    no but offensive to many . An inanimate object can not be racist

  • 3 years ago

    Yes, and anti-American. Remember the Confederates fought against the United States of America. If you honor the Confederate flag, you dishonor the American flag!

  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    no ....its just old history ...

  • 3 years ago

    the Stars & Stripes stood for slavery a lot longer than any Confederate flag..

    ... and last time I checked, it wasn't the Confederate flag that certain folks were refusing to honor at sporting events because they say it is a symbol of racial injustice....

    so once again, it's all in the eye of the beholder....isn't it?

  • 3 years ago

    If it isn't why have Nazis in Germany started using it since the swastika is banned there?

    http://www.businessinsider.com/why-is-the-confeder...

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