Just 11 percent of Southern African-Americans described it as a sign of pride and 75 percent viewing it as a symbol of racism. “I don’t even think they have the nerve to ask why I’m out there”, she said.
Although Hawaii’s flag includes the Union Jack, in the same place that the flag of Mississippi includes the Confederate flag, both of those flags represent nations that at times threatened the security of the United States.
The American flag is a symbol that represents the most basic and important tenets on which this country was founded and is still striving to achieve: freedom and equality for everyone, opportunity limited only by how hard one is willing to work.
On the issue of removing Confederate flags from government property that is not part of a museum, 55 percent said they support it while 43 percent opposed.
Cooper, a New York native who later settled in Virginia, brushed off the flag’s history in slavery, explaining that oppression is not exclusive to the Confederate. And none of my friends think that it was.
Palm Beach County Commissioner Priscilla Taylor said she never knew it was there. “The real issue is are you going to address racism, legacy, the current challenges, and they haven’t done that”, Lindon said. It didn’t just happen in the South – it happened worldwide.’.
Besides, “slavery was a choice”, she added, because slaves had a choice to die.
“As the white South was undergoing great upheaval, it became a symbol of white resistance to all these cultural changes”, says Robert Brinkmeyer, director of the Institute for Southern Studies at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, told the Monitor.
“Me and my dad, me and my family used to watch it, and who doesn’t want a vehicle that jumps?”
LOS ANGELES: Two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson, proud owner of the signature Dodge vehicle seen in the 1980s TV show “The Dukes of Hazzard”, said on Friday (Saturday in Manila) he will remove the Confederate flag painted on the auto’s roof. But I do care and worry about what they might do to correct the wrongs that they feel have wrecked their lives and their country.
The Texas division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans said their groups will march in Independence Day parades across the state, carrying the Confederate battle flag. I don’t believe reenactments at Gettysburg and other battlefields are inherently racist. What we see today is actually the battle flag that was used in the field by military commanders and their units to distinguish friendly units from enemy ones.