Restricted Pride and prejudice? The Americans who fly the Confederate flag

O' Be Joyful

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Alan click the link in the excerpt. You made The Guardian. Congrats.

“Our ancestors fought under that flag,” Barnes says. “It’s not about hatred.” He adds that blacks fought for the south, too. (True, but usually for their masters. Many defected to segregated union camps.)

“Schools are not teaching history the right way,” he says. “… It’s not whites that are the racists; it’s mostly the blacks … What it boils down to is black people are just trying to overrule us.”

“If we can’t get white people to stand together, it’s going to be another civil war,” he adds.

Barnes has black friends, he says, and points out that African Americans use the N-word. “White folks can be that, too. There are trashy white people and trashy black people.”

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news...ce-the-americans-who-fly-the-confederate-flag
 

BlueandGrayl

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Well here's the thing, as one of our friends at CWT Mark F. Jenkins best put it the Confederate States of America is a big part of American heritage, a big part of military heritage (given the South's militaristic nature) and frankly it is a big part of Southerners' heritage. Whether you like it or not you know that the Confederacy has become a fabric of Southern identity over the last 150 years and Dixie/The South has for better or for worse embraced it.
 

BlueandGrayl

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Practically Dixie/The South is so culturally distinct from the rest of the United States it's like as if it were it's own nation rather being part of the U.S. and it already has its symbols most notably the Confederate battle flag.

Even if you may not like it you have to accept it.
 
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