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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
Minion Due September 30 (girl); 2 kids; ., GA, United States 21594 posts
status 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>



:?

What's wrong, flat face? TTC since Jul 2012; 1 child; 3 angel babies; Texas 13678 posts
16th Apr '13

Did you know that most of the confederacy did not care about what happened to slaves one way or the other and neither did the Union. Lincon only used slavery as a moral high ground.

_______Nope_________ 23772 posts
16th Apr '13
Quoting Minion:" So much hatred for the Confeserate flag in here. :? I grew up in an area where the flag is flown in practically ... [snip!] ... 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."


Again, not always. It really depends on who is flying it. I do not live in the South, and MOST people who fly it here (with the exception of those who are in the Military, since many of them actually are from the south, so I mean people who grew up here, not people here from elsewhere) do fly it in a "Good Ole' Southern Boy Racism" way. Do you know who wears it here? The "skinheads." The white supremests. They stitch it onto their jackets or put it on their cars. They have no Southern Pride, as these people aren't southern.



So, while I do not think it can be assumed to be Racists, I also don't think it can be assumed to be all about Southern Pride. It all depends on the individual who is displaying it.

Karev 1 child; 1 angel baby; Crawfordsville, Indiana 2526 posts
status 16th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Let the rain fall:</b>" The confederate flag was actually a symbol of independence. The flag that people refer to as the confederate ... [snip!] ... That was their battle standard. The actual confederate flag had stars and bars in the corner and the rest was solid white."</blockquote>




Yep. Amd did you know the battle flag was also actually square and not rectangular as depicted?



:D

Minion Due September 30 (girl); 2 kids; ., GA, United States 21594 posts
status 16th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting she nan igans:</b>" Again, not always. It really depends on who is flying it. I do not live in the South, and MOST people ... [snip!] ... I also don't think it can be assumed to be all about Southern Pride. It all depends on the individual who is displaying it. "</blockquote>



Oh yeah, no doubt there are diehard racist scum who fly the flag to symbolize their hate, but I meant the majority of people who fly it. Or at least around here. I should have been more clear.

Ꭶwan♥Nemo 1 child; Kansas City, Missouri 7416 posts
16th Apr '13

Well HERE, I dont trust anyone waving the flag and I perceive them as a threat. If, Im alone, Im hyper aware of their presence until they leave. I know there are certain towns I don't stop in or certain places I dont eat at, the flag is kind of like a signal.

What's wrong, flat face? TTC since Jul 2012; 1 child; 3 angel babies; Texas 13678 posts
16th Apr '13
Quoting *Duhhh-nita*:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Let the rain fall:</b>" The confederate flag was actually a ... [snip!] ... Yep. Amd did you know the battle flag was also actually square and not rectangular as depicted? :D"

I did. :D

Nameless Ghoul 2 kids; Sweden 6452 posts
16th Apr '13
Quoting Minion:" So much hatred for the Confeserate flag in here. :? I grew up in an area where the flag is flown in practically ... [snip!] ... 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."


:!:

Uh-Nis-Uh [EBF] 2 kids; West Virginia 15190 posts
16th Apr '13
Quoting Ꭶwan♥Nem
Captain Obvious 2 kids; Havana, Cuba 25634 posts
16th Apr '13
Quoting Uh-Nis-Uh [EBF]:" Isn't that kind of prejudiced? Like, the same thing you're trying to avoid? "


because she's scared for her safety?

Captain Obvious 2 kids; Havana, Cuba 25634 posts
16th Apr '13
Quoting Minion:" So much hatred for the Confeserate flag in here. :? I grew up in an area where the flag is flown in practically ... [snip!] ... 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."



pride in what? wanting to secede from the union?

Ꭶwan♥Nemo 1 child; Kansas City, Missouri 7416 posts
16th Apr '13
Quoting Uh-Nis-Uh [EBF]:" Isn't that kind of prejudiced? Like, the same thing you're trying to avoid? "


No. Because where I live, thats how it is. There are places I was warned to stay away from growing up. Even if they arent racist, Im not going to enter as a precaution for myself.
You don't wave a confederate flag in a black community unless you're sending out a message. Believe me, as a person thats lives in a city that is literally racially separated.

Minion Due September 30 (girl); 2 kids; ., GA, United States 21594 posts
status 16th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Captain Obvious:</b>" pride in what? wanting to secede from the union?"</blockquote>




The people here back then thought it was the best thing for them. I can't knock them for that. They just wanted what was best for their families and they were willing to fight for it.



You don't have pride for your heritage or your ancestors?

Uh-Nis-Uh [EBF] 2 kids; West Virginia 15190 posts
16th Apr '13
Quoting Captain Obvious:" because she's scared for her safety?"

Yes, just because someone has a flag? That's insane. I understand there are some crazies out there who use this flag (not here) but generalizing them all as skinheads or rapists or racists? That's crap.

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
16th Apr '13
Quoting Minion:" <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> :?"


Honestly you have to take a northerner's opinion of the confederate flag with a grain of salt. If they didn't grow up connecting it to southern pride all they have to go off of is the original meaning.