In a time of profound political polarization, the confederate flag remains a divisive topic the remnants of the confederacy are still shaping society today and the flag means vastly different things to different people to some, the flag represents years of hatred, hardships, oppression and the. The confederate flag represented the confederate states of america that existed from 1861 to 1865 (actually there never really were any confederate states--they were always part of the united states) but they wanted to break away because their state's rights were being limited by the federal government in washington. But if a confederate statue or monument becomes a rallying cry for hate groups or an hateful individual and causes unrest within a city, it should be removed, he said. The confederate flag is seen next to the monument of the victims of the civil war in columbia, south carolina on june 20, 2015 the racially divisive confederate battle flag flew at full-mast. Confederate flag now some people insist that the confederate battle flag signifies heritage not hate, but in the 1960s, white segregationists consistently protested against civil rights.
Heritage not hate is the common phrase used by people to defend the confederate flag defenders say the american south has a different and much more tragic history than the rest of the nation. Heritage, not hate or so goes a three word sentiment often expressed by some southerners trying to defend the display of the confederate flag. Confederate flag 'heritage, not hatred,' says woman flying it from her pickup updated july 30, you shouldn't hate nobody because they love a certain flag or emblem, as long as they don't. Ben jones is the chief of heritage operations for the sons of confederate veterans he served in the house of representatives as a democrat from georgia and played cooter on the television.
Logan strother turning to the heritage or hate question, we restrict our analyses to white citizens here we focus on the survey of georgians in particular, because it asked. Some say confederate symbols represent heritage others say they represent hate still others say they represents both -- and deserve a place in a museum. The symbolism of the confederate flag is defined by its repellent history, not the belief of its supporters that it has nothing to do with racism, but symbolizes the best in southern heritage. The confederate flag is not unique to south carolina the flag adorned part of georgia's state flag from 1956 to 2001, remains a part of mississippi's flag and still flies over texas' capitol. The confederate flag is heritage and nothing more unfortunately, it has been used by racist pigs like the kkk and neo-nazi scum i tell you what it means to me.
The rebel flag is a symbol of southern heritage and is in no way, shape, or form a symbol of racism and hatred when the confederate flag first came in to existence, it was used as a symbol of the thirteen states that broke away from the united states. A debate has long been raging in pockets of the south over what the confederate battle flag symbolizes and whether it belongs in public spaces the charleston, sc, shootings have reignited the. The confederate flag is one of the more common white supremacist symbols although still used by non-extremists, especially in the south, as a symbol of southern heritage or history, a growing number of people recognize it as a hate symbol.
My ancestors happened to fight on the losing side of the civil war, or as some called it in the south, the war of northern aggression my people were simple farmers, many of whom are now buried in. The confederate flag's heritage of hate june 20, 2015 @kevinlevin in the wake of the horrible shooting in charleston, south carolina on wednesday evening there is a growing chorus calling for the removal of the confederate from the statehouse grounds in columbia. Heritage or hate based on my findings, the confederate flag represents more hate than heritage the confederate flag should be banned because:it represents a split of our nation, the confederate flag was also a symbol of racism,discrimination, and slavery.
The confederate flag debate hate or heritage the true history pdf files download placed by harry smith on october 10 2018 this is a downloadable file of the confederate flag debate hate or heritage the true history that reader can be got it by your self at theeceeceesorg. Confederate soldiers deserve no monuments, no flags, no glory, and no honor 750,000 people were killed in the civil war, a failed armed rebellion against our nation. So, is the confederate flag a symbol of heritage or one of hate to begin with, the heritage argument for the confederate flag makes perfect sensethis coming from an african-american south carolinian.
As a person of color, i have to make a judgment call about what the rebel flag means to the person flying it does it mean heritage, not hate or heritage of hate giving you the benefit of the doubt means i have to risk my wife becoming a 29 year old widowed single mother so no thanks. Regarding the question of whether confederate statues are symbols of hate or heritage, it boils down to this: the majority, if not all, of these monuments, statues, and memorials need to come down, renamed, or moved elsewhere in one way or another because of what they truly represent. The confederate flag: heritage or hate the recent murder of nine black people by a white supremacist has reignited a debate about confederate symbols september 21, 2015. Support the rebel flag heritage not hate, liberty, kentucky 464 likes supporting our flag and stand firm and not allow our so call government take it.