Okay, so I live in a rural southern area. If you don't like sweet tea, guns, and country music, you won't fit in. However for the most part we aren't racist, or homophobic or anything. (I say for the most part, because you'll find those sorts of people everywhere.) That said, we have pride. And a lot of it. It's common for people to have the confederate flag hanging in our yards, I myself have multiple shirts with that Dixie flag as the main design.
That said, I know a lot of people think of it as some flag of oppression and all that. (Though to us it's just pride in our southern heritage), And well, my boyfriend has the flag tattooed on his arm. Sorta. He has this tattoo of some sort of gun (he told me what the "specific" gun it was supposed to be, but to me it's "gun".) Only instead of it being black or something, inside the gun is the confederate flag design. Personally I think it's a stupid tattoo, but I'm not offended by it. He got it several years ago, before he even met me.
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It's not like it's a swastika or Waffen SS logo... up until recently it meant people from the South who were proud of being from the South. It meant something to him and unless he is actively out being racist and wants to get racist tattoos (and by that I mean overtly racist) then I don't see a problem.
Are we going to ban the Dukes of Hazzard next because General Lee had the Confederate Flag on the roof and was named after a CSA general?2
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hi, out of interest being from the uk, please excuse any ignorance here, so confederate to me is parts of southern america in history who fought against the slavery and had a war with the northern states, across the seas here i would say it is still represented often in southern states there is a strong element of racism and less forward forgiving views lets say on gay marriage etc, dont get me wrong i appreciate what you said about everywhere, in the uk exactly the same, i think we are perhaps more hypocritical actually and are unforgiving under our breath. as for the tattoo, im interested why you ask as i would assume in your own area it wouldn't be an issue as such? if i dated a man with an offensive tattoo that he had from the past and was past that i suppose i wouldn't maybe be happy for him to show it off in public with me if it was likely to cause problems and maybe would look into covering if that bad but thats relevant for any bad tat or one even about an ex lets say... what does this flag mean to you and your society? xx1