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Cast Your Vote:

    • You're a racist. -- Votes: 25
    • You're a rebel. -- Votes: 7
    • It's a Southern thing. -- Votes: 51
    • Other. *please explain* -- Votes: 13
Sara❥ 1 child; Sumter, South Carolina 8621 posts
16th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting *Duhhh-nita*:</b>" What does the confederate flag mean to you? Poll is pretty self explanatory. I'm asking because I'm ... [snip!] ... of people think it means. Maybe I should just be more open minded about it? Give your thoughts and opinions on it. :)"</blockquote>



I think of the confederate flag as a southern thing but I can certainly understand how some people could see it as racist.

Sara❥ 1 child; Sumter, South Carolina 8621 posts
16th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Stahp:</b>" a*****e ahoy! I think uneducated, rural southerner. Usually racism goes hand in hand with that, so that too."</blockquote>




Not all rural southerns are uneducated or racist. That makes you sound uneducated, IMO.

--K-- 2 kids; Romania 3189 posts
16th Apr '13

I just think it's a southern/country thing.



I actually wasn't aware it had racist ties.

Uh-Nis-Uh [EBF] 2 kids; West Virginia 15190 posts
16th Apr '13
Quoting Stahp:" a*****e ahoy! I think uneducated, rural southerner. Usually racism goes hand in hand with that, so that too."

Uh, no. That makes you sound really uneducated.

Nameless Ghoul 2 kids; Sweden 6452 posts
16th Apr '13

I think it's just a southern thing. I saw plenty of them outside the houses of my grandparents' cottage in kentucky. I know a lot of those people personally and they are far from 'uneducated rednecks'.

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
16th Apr '13

It doesn't have racist meaning here. It's more of a Southern pride thing.

Sara❥ 1 child; Sumter, South Carolina 8621 posts
16th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Katie♥Hippoand#2:</b>" I just think it's a southern/country thing. I actually wasn't aware it had racist ties."</blockquote>



It's the flag that was used in the Civil War. Slavery was one of the things the south was fighting to keep. So, I think many people have fused the two together.

Uh-Nis-Uh [EBF] 2 kids; West Virginia 15190 posts
16th Apr '13

Honestly, here, it has nothing to do with race. It IS a Southern thing.

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
16th Apr '13
Quoting Uh-Nis-Uh [EBF]:" Honestly, here, it has nothing to do with race. It IS a Southern thing. "


Yep.

Uh-Nis-Uh [EBF] 2 kids; West Virginia 15190 posts
16th Apr '13

Technically, the Civil War wasn't really about keeping slaves. It was about slavery, but it was more about defining who got to decide that slavery was illegal. States versus the federal government, that kind of thing.

_______Nope_________ 23772 posts
16th Apr '13

I think it has different meanings depending on who is showing it. It's a symbol, so the person using that symbol decides what they're trying to symbolize.



To some it's Southern pride/herritage
To some it's about being a rebel
To some it is about racism



It can and does many any of those things depending on who is using it and why.

TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 22813 posts
16th Apr '13

I think "southern" or "rebel" when I see it.
It's only been because of the controversy that I wonder if the person is racist.

Sara❥ 1 child; Sumter, South Carolina 8621 posts
16th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting she nan igans:</b>" I think it has different meanings depending on who is showing it. It's a symbol, so the person using ... [snip!] ... about being a rebel To some it is about racism It can and does many any of those things depending on who is using it and why. "</blockquote>



I agree. Some use the rebel flag as a means of racism.

What's wrong, flat face? TTC since Jul 2012; 1 child; 3 angel babies; Texas 13675 posts
16th Apr '13

The confederate flag was actually a symbol of independence. The flag that people refer to as the confederate flag these days is not the confederate flag. That was their battle standard. The actual confederate flag had stars and bars in the corner and the rest was solid white.

Minion Due September 30; 2 kids; Toccoa, GA, United States 19954 posts
status 16th Apr '13

So much hatred for the Confeserate flag in here. :?
I grew up in an area where the flag is flown in practically every yard. Most of those people flying it are not trashy, uneducated, redneck, or racist. It symbolizes pride for our heritage and where we live. Sure some people fly it to be racist, but most don't.
Hell, I know many black people here who fly the Confeserate flag.



It's not about racism. It's about pride.