In 1961, the South Carolina State Government passed a law mandating that the confederate flag be flown on the ground of its state capitol building. The law was passed to commemorate the centennial of the Civil War assault on Fort Sumter. Opponents argue that the flag is a political symbol that represents racial inequality and should be removed after the shooting deaths of nine African American church members in June 2015. Proponents argue that the flag is an important historical symbol that commemorates the state’s role in the Civil War.
It is an American swastika.
I think that we should have been educated more about it growing up. I am 22 and I just now found out what the confederate flag was from clicking the learn more button. I think if we were educated more on history regarding subjects of race and battles that took place and one race overthrowing the other, then we could breakdown racial stigmas that are still in this world today. Nothing is wrong with stereotypes but when it determines the way one person treats another, that's when it's not okay. As for the flag, it shouldn't fly in public places. In your home or on your property that you pay
it shouldn't be illegal because that's unconstitutional due to the first amendment but I still strongly disagree with flying it at all and don't understand. Especially those from the North who have no connection to the confederacy
Yes, but only within historical context and it should not be displayed in a position of prominence my where active government business is conducted (courthouse lawns, courtroom, legislature chambers, capitol buildings, etc.)
Generally speaking, no. In case someone hasn't heard, the Confederacy lost the war, and for good reason too! But if is part of an actual historical presentation it should be alright. Example: six flags over Texas.
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