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
<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.
<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.
I just think it's a southern/country thing.
I actually wasn't aware it had racist ties.
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.
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'.
It doesn't have racist meaning here. It's more of a Southern pride thing.
<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.
Honestly, here, it has nothing to do with race. It IS a Southern thing.
Quoting Uh-Nis-Uh [EBF]:" Honestly, here, it has nothing to do with race. It IS a Southern thing. "
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.
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.
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.
<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.
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.
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.