My skin is white, but my soul is quite clearly black. You're racist if you think otherwise. Yes, I'm transracial - I was born this way, so you can't argue with it!
Anyhow! Why should we get rid of this flag? A flag of immense historical significance to our country? A flag of FREEDOM? just because one asshole posed with it we have to remove it from everywhere? Aren't we just inciting a race war?
Do you want to get rid of the Confederate flag?
What Girls Said 6
Yes. In my humble opinion, the confederate flag is synonymous with the swastika. They are both commonly viewed as symbols of hate which were utilized to support the dehumanization, degradation, and complete terrorization of two groups of people for the simple fact that they were different. Blacks being outraged by the Confederate flag being flown on public and government buildings is no different from European Jews being outraged if the Swastika was to be flown on public and government buildings. While the details aren't identical; both the Africans and Jews were ripped from their homes, forced to do free labor, stripped of their heritage and culture, tortured, raped, suffered MASS MURDERS, and systematically oppressed through acts of evil and hatred that lasted for YEARS. If white people are grappling to associate the Confederate flag with historical significance, then that's pathetic seeing as the history it's associated with fought for the right to treat Blacks like cattle, LEGALLY RAPE CHILDREN, and continue owning another human being for the color of their skin. So quite frankly, that is not a symbol of pride and THE HERITAGE SUCKS. Just sayin :) Since you asked lol
As for the concept of being transracial: that is simply a product of white entitlement and white privilege. For many white people, racism is conceptual; it's a hypothesis and a belief, not a legitimate occurrence. This is why mass amounts of white people are so quick to debate and lessen racially motivated acts of evil or to dismiss race as a factor in a situation. White people are the only group who can go around claiming to be transracial lol So when a black person is racially profiled by a cop, what should they say "Leave me alone, I'm transracial and I'm really an Asian person in my soul" LMAO get real.2
I dont see the point in doing that and it honestly doesn't bother me. We're past that and I'm sure you and many other people aren't standing by what you once were it just represents your history and you have a right to. Just like the Union flag still has a right to stand strong. Regardless of the past they both represent America in a way.
Yes some people in the south are obviously still racist and they do use the flag as a symbol to represent their "superiorty". But at the same time it's also a part of Americas history and it is just as much as a symbol to the South and America as the Union flag is to the North and America.
Will taking it down stop racism? No, so what's the point?0
The Confederate Flag is A symbol of the South and a very historical flag that is a part of our American history.0
Just because it's a piece of history doesn't mean we should be proud of it. The issue isn't one asshole anyway, the issue IS the history.
I only want to get rid of the Confederate flag on government buildings. For so, so many people, it is a symbol of oppression and hatred. It's been used thousands of times to represent hatred and racism. The fact that it flies over government buildings is only comforting to people who have been privileged enough not to understand why that flag offends people.
Stick it on your car all you want. Buy one, buy five, buy a hundred, not my business. Just don't fly it on government buildings.0
I don't think we should have to get rid of it if u don't like it then don't buy one don't fly one but don't chastise the people who choose to embrace their southern culture we can not help what on ass hole did but does he have that much power over us to take away our freedom to do what the hell we please on our own property I don't think so the government is trying to control to damn much as it is already so I say fly it proudly and for get about all this bs about it being racism1
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What Guys Said 11
I know I'm purple and I'm tired of hiding it2
The flag doesn't bother me and I don't know anyone who it does bother. No one I know complains about it. The only negative thing I heard about the Confederate Flag was from the Charleston shooting. It really is part if our history. So I don't see why we have to remove it.
What our ancestors did to slaves was wrong but I don't see how taking down a part of the Souths past will fix anything. I'm sorry but I don't see how it will solve abything.
Some of my friends who are black never said anything about the Confederate Flag. I think it's just the Yankees who want it down.0
I identify as a cucumber and want to legally marry an eggplant.1
I think the flag has become associated with racist groups.0
exactly, this is exactly what he wanted, do we really want to do what that psycho wanted us to do, over a stupid flag of all things1
It's a symbol of hatred and it's usage and meaning are quite clearly still prominent. Basically ban it for the same reason Germany banned the use of the Nazi flag in Germany1
We have to get rid of anything offensive. It just makes sense.0
Dude I'm black and I see nothing wrong with it. Hell if I had the money I'd have my car painted to look like the General Lee.0
I think that the confederate flag, (You know that the democratic party used it as their symbol, right? lol... silly democrats) is an expression of southerners. It is their freedom of speech and should be protected, no matter what you or I think.
Below is an image of the confederate flag flying in front of the SouthCarolina Statehouse on June 19th 2015. media.npr.org/.../...740604e6d6e1d29e-s800-c85.jpg0
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