Rebel Flag in SC

After reading the article about a white woman, living in a historically black neighborhood in South Carolina, and proudly waving a confederate flag in her front yard I was disgusted. I find it extremely disturbing that anyone could be that rude. She tried justifying herself by saying it’s a part of her heritage and she is not racist, but I have a very hard time believing that. Even if she was just proud of her heritage it doesn’t make it okay. I can’t imagine anyone in that neighborhood really appreciates seeing that everyday, reminding them of a horrible time in history. She was quoted saying “If the objective was to block my house from view, they didn’t succeed very well.” That alone makes me think that she finds it amusing that others are offended by her flag. She wasn’t even alive for the Civil War.. how proud can she really be? I think she’s just ignorant and she’s lucky that no one in the neighborhood has taken other actions against her.

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One Response to Rebel Flag in SC

  1. finucan1290 says:

    I understand what your getting at here, but the confederate flag does not symbolize racism alone. Most of its meaning is to the southern region. It gave these Southern States an identity. Many of the States in the south are extremely poor compared to Northern States and this flag gave them unity with them all working together to work towards something better. Also, the whole idea of the confederate flag being racist started because of people believing that the civil war was all about racism. This isn’t the case because at the end of the civil war Lincoln only freed the slaves in the confederacy, not any in the northern territories. And before Lincoln ran for president, he fully backed an ammendment that was proposed that stated, “No amendment shall be made to the Constitution which will authorize or give to Congress the power to abolish or interfere, within any State, with the domestic institutions thereof, including that of persons held to labor or service by the laws of said State.” Soon after this ammendment passed in Ohio, Maryland, and couple of other states, the Civil war started and the ammendment was never truly excercised and implemented into thei societies.

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