I Am Offended By the Confederate Flag

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    I Have A Message For Those Who Claim The

    Confederate Flag Represents Their HeritageJune 19, 2015 By Allen CliftonI’ve lived in the South my whole life, Texas to be exact. To say the South is like an entirely different country in some aspects is exactly right. As a progressive living in this state, sometimes I...
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    5 Responses Jul 22, 2015


    The confederate flag symbolizes racism and nothing else. Basically, when you fly that sucker, you're saying, "I endorse slavery." Was that not the basis of secession? And hence the flag? Hm? You can argue with me saying it's part of your heritage...
    kleisse kleisse
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Aug 11, 2009

    They're No Prize Themselves!

    I lived in a small town. When I was growing up, there were a few stupid people who drove around with the Confederate Flag on their antennas or had it in their windows. I think it is not only symbolic of hatred and bigotry, but also a symbol of stupidity. I have been hated a...
    SaiaN SaiaN
    51-55, F
    Oct 15, 2013

    What Nonsense

    Only in totalitarian societies does the state purport to express the views of every last citizen. Indeed, the history of totalitarianism is a history of snuffing out all dissenting views with tactics ranging from censorship to mass murder. To this list should be added the...
    kayaker712 kayaker712
    61-65, M
    1 Response Mar 10, 2011

    I'm offended by people

    who don't see a problem with the confederate flag
    ashley2483 ashley2483
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Sep 6, 2015

    Here Is the True Racist!!!

    "I am not now, nor ever have been in favor of bringing about in any way the social or political equality of the white and black races. I am not now nor ever have been in favor of making voters or jurors of Negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor of intermarriages...
    mhays mhays
    3 Responses Aug 9, 2009

    Several points seem to make

    that flag invalid for me. 1. Don't be a sore loser. I thought history is usually made valid by the victor. Not saying it's moral but that's just what happens. So flying that flag would be to me considered treason, since we are not the confederacy of the states but now the...
    Emojinoid Emojinoid
    31-35, F
    Jul 2, 2015

    I Love All Flags

    there is nothing wrong with the confederate flag i think it looks cool but i dont like the people who where behind it and what they believed in i think that all people are equal and that everyone has there opinion but i like it on my hat but i dont support the case you know what...
    reesethebeast reesethebeast
    22-25, M
    Apr 23, 2009

    BURN My Flag... No, Burn You

    If my flag offends you .... then please do not look at it. I have a very important news flash for you my friend, the way that this country is heading is not good. I would hate to know that I was on your end of thinking when it all comes to a head. See the the thing that made this...
    5 Responses Aug 27, 2009

    Here is just a question

    that goes into my mind. 1) is it your right to believe a person should be allowed to marriage the same sex 2) Is it okay to stomp on an American flag and burn one without people flipping out 3) does every U.S. Citizen have the right to the first amendment 4) are you allowed to...
    DavidHamilton1 DavidHamilton1
    18-21, M
    Jul 11, 2015

    You Lost, Now Get Over It.

    Now it's YOUR turn to go pick some cotton, boyah!
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    3 Responses Apr 22, 2009
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    Jun 27, 2015

    Y'all need to get a life

    if a flag be offending you.
    mw1996 mw1996
    18-21, F
    Sep 6, 2015

    History Buff

    I hate it when so-called "history buffs" try to write off the Civil War as a clash of differing industry. People in my state, Georgia, use the flag as a symbol of "agricultural perseverance." Ever heard of the Mudsill theory? The confederate flag represents soci-political...
    Mdear Mdear
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 22, 2010

    Pure Hatred

    Living in the south it has always been a symbol of hatred.  Its the no coloreds allowed sign that keeps us in line.  I personally would never patronize any place that displays it so with that being said I suppose I contribute to the obvious attempt at illegal...
    ichooselife ichooselife
    36-40, F
    9 Responses May 25, 2009

    I'm modestly conflicted on this topic.

    I am neither racist nor even southern by extraction or affiliation. I do think that the Confederate flag has been used *as* a racist rallying symbol and for that reason alone, I understand why many want it taken out of public places, etc. I understand that it *was* the...
    SombraYSol SombraYSol
    56-60, M
    Aug 26, 2015

    Confederate Flag Banned In California Great

    news for those who are sick to their stomachs when they see the confederate flag being flown anywhere in this country or world. Starting in 2015 in the State of California, the confederate flag will no longer be for sale or on display in government buildings or agencies. The...
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    5 Responses Jun 28, 2015

    Ignorance Is Scary! - Mississippi

     Ignorance like this is scary & the Utter Stupidity! Mississippi Conservatives Talk About Their Hatred Of Obama
    SpiceZ SpiceZ
    56-60, F
    Nov 28, 2012


    Go to www.texasconfederateveterans.com to see that there were blacks that fought for the south and were armed with weapons and actually attended Confederate Reunions 40 years after the war and see pictures of blacks that support the Confederate Flag today.
    mhays mhays
    8 Responses Aug 8, 2009


    In addition to having obvious racist connotations, the flag represents the greatest act of treason in our country's history. You want to wave to confederate flag around? That's wonderful. But at the very least acknowledge that the flag represents the ideals of traitors.
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    2 Responses Mar 9, 2008

    For educational and informational purposes I

    think the Constitution of the Confederate States Of America should be printed verbatim in every U.S. History book along with the Constitution of the United States of America. I admit I skipped a lot of classes and eventually dropped out of high school but English and History...
    SapphicMinion SapphicMinion
    6 Responses Aug 17, 2015

    Actually I'm not. I am actually very proud to

    have this flag. It is a part of the history of my great country. And oh say that the flag is racist? Is this correct? Well you are wrong. The flag is not racist. The flag does not even have feelings. People are racist. That's like saying that guns kill people. Want to take them...
    JustMe0923 JustMe0923
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Jul 11, 2015

    Jon Stewart Perfectly Sums Up Why Americans

    Need to Stop Worshipping The Confederate Flag (I love him and will miss his show so much ! ~ bb)
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    3 Responses Jul 24, 2015

    Jon Stewart nails it again.

    kittykat419 kittykat419
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jun 29, 2015

    My first experience with the confederate flag

    was the kkk marching in downtown martinsville va. So yeah , I'm offended by the confederate flag. Even if one sees it as southern pride. I'm so sorry it has been tainted by hate and is equivalent to a swastika. To many,many ( including lots of white people) Btw. I love...
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    Jul 21, 2015
    SpiceZ SpiceZ
    56-60, F
    Oct 22, 2013

    (This is your hertiage?

    ?)I am neither offended nor do I defend the Confederate Flag, but then again I have never been victimized by its biggest supporters. Racist bigots.I do not understand those who defend it as their heritage? We are the United States of America, not The Confederate States of America...
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    Jul 22, 2015

    I'm sooo happy that it's finally getting the

    negative attention it deserves. Ive been seeing it for as long as I've been alive and I think it's pretty pathetic really. The flag symbolizes so much. Including a FAILED confederacy. People can try to dress the issue up as much as they want and whine about their rights which...
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    Jun 25, 2015

    So a friend of mine made a Facebook post

    that my boyfriend showed me. I hate it when my boyfriend shows me anything on his Facebook because so much of it is stupid and that's why I don't even have one. But an old friend of mine made a post about his happiness that gay marriage was leaning towards equality and...
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    Jul 9, 2015

    What's the Point?

    Why display the Confederate flag? I just don't understand it, and I think it sends the wrong message across. At best, it labels you as a beer-guzzling redneck. At worst, it advertises racist views and blatant disregard for the law and the United States of America. It's not a...
    Quetzal Quetzal
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jul 14, 2009

    Where I Live

    I see one on the drive to school from home.  It is a big flag by the interstate.  If I avoid the interstate I get to see a buch of signs telling me things like I need to repent or worship God.  I find all of the above equally offensive.  I guess that is a...
    Sncats Sncats
    26-30, T
    6 Responses Jul 4, 2009
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