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126thNY

Cadet
Joined
Dec 25, 2015
Location
Upstate NY
Nothing wrong with its use as the symbol of opposition to equal rights?
I couldn't help but notice the stars and stripes flag in the last photo. It looks like that's not the
only flag that this group of racist uses as a symbol of hate. Some other people think the original Betsy Ross flag is offensive too!
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...l-superintendent-said/?utm_term=.0e65db371861

Unfortunately We will always have hate groups, but lets not let what they say, do or fly define all of us.
 

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Brev. Brig. Gen'l
Joined
Feb 20, 2005
Location
Right here.
I couldn't help but notice the stars and stripes flag in the last photo. It looks like that's not the
only flag that this group of racist uses as a symbol of hate. Some other people think the original Betsy Ross flag is offensive too!
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...l-superintendent-said/?utm_term=.0e65db371861

Unfortunately We will always have hate groups, but lets not let what they say, do or fly define all of us.

Is it in the history of the battle flag that it is a symbol of opposition to equal rights or not? It is.

Is it in the history of the battle flag that it was carried by soldiers whose victory meant the continuation of slavery? It is.

Is it in the history of the battle flag that it was carried by people who were committing treason against the United States? It is.

During Reconstruction, the Carolina Rifle Club in Charleston, South Carolina, a white supremacist terrorist group, carried the confederate battle flag.

https://books.google.com/books?id=z...=Carolina Rifle Club Confederate Flag&f=false

In 1920, a black man, Will Echols, was lynched. Prior to killing him, the mob forced him to kiss a confederate battle flag
http://tah.oah.org/november-2015/the-cause-was-never-lost/

To this very day, the flag is used as a go-to symbol for white supremacists and used as a tool of racial intimidation.

Nothing wrong in that flag's history? History begs to differ.
 

Tin cup

Captain
Joined
Jan 9, 2010
Location
Texas
My opinion, it's a big "up yours", something for the SCV folk to chuckle about, being in a mostly Black community. Nothing about having that flag there, shows any honor is intended in it's presence. Sad that such a venerated emblem, has been relegated to "spite" status.

Kevin Dally
 
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