Re: “confederate flags absent tuesday at lake arrowhead high school” [news, sept 6]: my grandfather was a white lumber worker born in arkansas in 1893, and he despised the confederate battle flag like approximately 100,000 others ( mostly “hillbillies”) from various southern states, his forebears. That flag featured a blue st george's (or upright) cross on a red field emblazoned on the cross were fifteen white stars representing the slaveholding states, and on the red field were two symbols of south carolina: the palmetto tree and the crescent charles moise, a self-described “southerner of jewish persuasion,” wrote. For most americans, the answer is simple: yes but the flag has its defenders who insist it expresses a rich southern heritage, not hatred associated with slavery. Herein lies the problem with symbols: they have no inherent meanings they have only whatever meanings people choose to read into them, and different people can associate very different meanings with the same symbol the confederate battle flag is now regarded in many different ways — as a symbol of slavery, as a.
During a floor meeting on tuesday, january 9th, representative gerae peten ( district 4) noticed a confederate flag symbol displayed on fellow legislator todd clodfelter's (district 10) personal laptop screen the meeting involved a mandatory training presentation on sexual harassment and workplace. This statistic shows the results of a 2015 survey among adult americans on whether they see the confederate flag more as a symbol for racism or more as a symbol for southern pride the results were sorted by ethnic background of the respondents during this survey, 72 percent of black respondents and 25 percent of. The confederate flag today is often viewed as a symbol of racism and hate associated with slavery and hate groups such as the ku klux klan and white power skinheads but what a person chooses to believe in as a symbol does not reflect what another might believe an argument could be made that the. They aren't racist because they resent the way the south was treated after the war they are racist because they are racists but reconstruction is why these symbols and ideas stayed around as long as they did and it's the reason why a lot of southerners who are not racist still considered the confederate flag to be theirs.
America's national symbols matter and mean something, and they should not be lightly dragged into partisan controversy. Take down the #confederateflag at the sc capitol to many, it is a symbol of racial hatred remove it now to honor #charleston victims — mitt romney (@ mittromney) june 20, 2015 on saturday, former gop presidential candidate mitt romney took to twitter to call for the flag's removal from the grounds. Historic meaning of the confederate flag still strong jason pressberg / columnist the confederate flag is still a symbol of southern pride visiting wal-mart, you'll find it on bumper stickers, hats and t-shirts of the local elon and burlington customers that shop there many elon students also have confederate flag bumper. On july 18, on the grounds of the south carolina statehouse, a ku klux klan group plans to hold a rally in support of the confederate flag it's a reaction to the ongoing debate over whether the flag should be taken down from its current place above a confederate memorial near the statehouse in the wake.
As protests and rallies continue around the nation and debate on what to do with confederate symbols rages on, some nascar fans fly flag with pride. Tom wolf ordered the removal of a confederate flag from the pennsylvania capitol wednesday after a short-lived saga played out in which the fraught civil war symbol was taken down, returned and taken down again the flag had hung in the east wing since may 29 as part of a display of several dozen.
A friend i generally admire recently posted online that he couldn't understand how anyone could become a teacher without studying enough history to understand that the confederate flag is not. More than seven in ten (71 percent) white working-class americans say the confederate flag is more a symbol of southern pride than racism, a view shared by less than half (42 percent) of white college-educated americans. The confederate flag is a common white supremacist symbol learn more about its use by non-extremists, as well as its recognition as a hate symbol.
The origins of the pattern on the confederate flag — specifically, the “battle flag” — and its precise historical meaning in the american civil war are complex, as is its subsequent resonance in the decades after the war, and its symbolic import has been hotly contested in more recent decades during the. Despite the defeat of the csa, the confederate flag - also known as the rebel flag , the battle flag, the dixie flag, and southern cross - continued to be flown in the second world war, southern military units flew the flag during the civil rights movement in the 1950s and 60s, the flag became a symbol of.
Last week, new orleans mayor mitch landrieu oversaw the removal of four confederate monuments it was just the latest chapter in the contentious battle over the official display of confederate symbols by now, the debate is familiar people who favor removal say confederate icons symbolize white. Blackenterprisecom wants to know whether you think the confederate flag is a racist symbol or a symbol of southern pride. For my friends and family who might truly believe that the confederate flag is merely a symbol of heritage and history, the images on display in charlottesville show that for many — on both sides — the flag is the ultimate symbol of hate in this country you can no longer defend a symbol that cannot be. There is no disputing that the stage for the recent violence in charlottesville was set by the historic insistence of generations of white southerners on defining themselves by a defeat visited on their ancestors more than 150 years ago even before the 1860s drew to a close, former confederate president.