Everyones talking about how the confederate flag is considered racist. But doest the American flag have some dark history of itself
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Well I do care that it's racist but I just don't get why a country would want to fly a flag that represented a group that tried to destroy said country.
I don't really see the British flying our flag saying "that's for separating from us. Fun times". So I don't he why America is all "you tried to destroy us and murdered out president. But it's all cool thanks for the memories."
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American flag is as racist as the Canadian flag
Well, flags being inanimate objects can't be racist. Also tecnicly there is no such thing as racisim since we cannot actually define "race" a term coined in an era of extreme "racisim" in order to justify the subjugation of various ethnic groups. As for the confederate flag, from what I have been told it is meant as a sign of solidarity for the south since after the war they were suppose to be a unified country again and yet the economy was destroyed in the south by the north (thanks in large part to general sherman and the British finding new sources for cotton) and yet no one helped them. In fact the south is still the poorest part of the USA even today, just now parts have started to recover so it symbolized there dependence on eachother and the north and the governments abandonment of them.
Every nation has a dark history/racist element to it. However the thing that separates them from the Confederacy is that most of those countries eventually came to realize their past wrongdoings and tried in many way to rectify the problem, especially America. America created a country in Africa (Liberia) for the free black slaves to return to if they wanted to. They also created reservations out west where the Native Americans can live without any interference from the American government. Not to mention they created many programs like Affirmative Action to make up for systematically holding minorities (especially blacks) from seeking formal education for over 200 years.
So while nations tried to rectify the problems they created, the Confederacy did the exact opposite, so that explains why the Confederate flag is looked at with more disgust as oppose to the American flag.
Is there a nation in the world who's flag doesn't have some dark history? In that case the British, Scottish, Irish, Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, and Russian flags are all racist as well because all of those nations had slaves at one point and discriminated against black, yellow and brown people, America isn't the only nation to be prejudiced, or have slaves, or be responsible for the deaths of other races of people, only we did it last so everybody blames us. I mean, look at Australia, the British conquerors used to go on hunting parties and shoot the aborigines for sport, and killed how many Irish because they were catholic? And America has a dark history.
I don't really know the history of either flag but nobody has mentioned the US flag in current controversy.
the confederate flag isn't racist. comming in from another country then expecting that country to do what your culture says: is purely idiotic. and is cuturally insensitive to the native country.
i dont live in the usa. thats not a secret. but if i came to the usa to live i wouldn't try and change america to suit me, because its childish to expect that would happen.
i grew up watching the dukes of hazzard, and the awesome orange dodge charger.
that flag on the roof doesn't represent to me racism. i just saw good people in the south getting scewed by the "man" week after week.
Racism was incidental to the United States and in fact contradictory to its founding principles.
Racism was the raison d'etre of the Confederacy.
There's the difference.
Unless something is used for racism than it becomes a racist symbol, like the Nazi flag and their version of the swastika.
The Confederate flag means different things to different people so I wouldn't call it exclusively racist.
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i'd burn both of them if i had the chance, put it that way
The US flag has some blemishes in history but no where near that of the confederate flag. That flag was made in large part in hopes of perpetuating one of the US's darkest pieces of history.
Well the confederate flag, designed by the Democrats, by the way... for all of you liberal democrats out there... I can kind of understand. The American flag? I dont see anything racist about it.
I also think that a man that wants to fly a confederate flag, a Red Chinese Flag, or a picture of his buttocks has every right to do so. This IS america
Let's just call everything racist because that's what people want nowadays.
Pretty much all flags have some sort of not so great history attached to them. I'm glad that people are starting to learn more about history that some of us have known for a while now.
Everything is racist now
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