I'm so confused by this. To me it's no different than if somone were to just wave around and proudly sport a Nazi flag. All I hear is " It's southern pride." And my boyfriend says that too and he is from the South. The Confederate flag isn't the American flag. People use it as some kind of symbol for being "country" or "redneck" but to me it's just a symbol for the support of slavery and segregation. Sorry not sorry.
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Yes, I totally agree with you.
But then again, I'm generally an opponent of patriotism. "Southern pride"... what a load of rubbish. What is he proud about? The pure and utter coincidence that he was born in the south of the United States rather than in France or Russia or Bangladesh or Somalia? Pride is something you can feel in relation to challenges you've tackled and things you've achieved. You can't be proud of purely happening to be born in Texas rather than in Austria. It's just a euphemism to say "I think I'm something better than you based on my origins", which I reject for ethical reasons.6
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