The Confederate flag can be started as a symbol of patriotism, but even was the way to show the white power. It is a symbol of the days when whites wanted to continue with slavery contrary to the belief that in America, all men are created equal. In addition, it is a symbol of patriotism who was disposed to die to protect this country and make sure it persisted as the initiators expected. Slavery was under no circumstances the reason for the war, but only a justification to lead one. This can make people judge and
Lee, a leader and general in chief from Northern Virginia, declared victory and awarded the flag as a symbol of that moment of American history. However, the Confederate Flag represents also the sad face of the civil war because it brings bad memories to many others about the slaves’ era when it was used by the Ku Klux Klan. The Ku Klux Klan is a hate group that renaissance the Confederate Flag in the 20th Century during 1930 to 1940. This is the main reason why is so difficult for some Americans to accept the Confederate Flag as a symbol because its represent hate against black which is an awful time to remember. The invisible Empire was a creator of hate because they hanged people, betrayed immigrants, and burned houses, churches, and schools. The invisible Empire was against white and black activists. Nowadays, individuals are aware of the pain that flag caused to
There weak argument is that the flag symbolizes hate and discrimination. They say that many racist people and groups use it, so it is a hate mechanism. Supports of the flag being taken down want try and erase the history of slavery and the civil war. I reject that the flag symbolizes hate and discrimination. So many people lost their lives for the flag and we are supposed to ingrown that? In addition, they want to make it look like slavery never happened by demolishing every tiny trace of it. Slavery is part of our past and will never be covered up. If we overlook this history will repeat itself; as a whole country we should learn, and move on from this. These reasons and countless more, make it easy to see that the confederate flag is a flag of history.
The issue of the confederate flag has been an important cultural discussion point for some years now, but has recently taken on even greater importance in light of recent hate crimes in South Carolina, as well as rampant police brutality and shootings across the country. Much of the discussion has been an argument between the two schools of thought being that either the flag is a symbol of cultural heritage and nothing more, and the other being that it is a symbol of systematic and violent racism that has no right being in a place of honor and reverence in today’s society. In a way both schools are correct. The Confederate flag is a symbol of southern cultural history; it also happens that that history is a history of systematic and violent racism, starting from the flag’s creation and on to its popular resurgence in the south at the time of desegregation and the civil-rights movement.
The flag as we know it was born not as a symbol, but as a very practical banner. The confederate flag was a sign of the confederate states and the fallen tributes in the war. The flag never ceased being the flag of the Confederate soldier and still today commands wide respect as a memorial to the Confederate soldier. African-American newspapers decried the flag’s popularity
On July 10, 2015 the Confederate Flag, a symbol of Confederate racism, was lowered. The racist associations with the Confederate Flag still remain today, even after its removal. Directly, the removal of this flag is caused by the nation’s disgust at the actions of one man: Dylann Roof, who entered the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church on June 17, 2015 and murdered nine African Americans. Although Roof’s actions led to the removal of the flag, the continuous police brutality and the way mainstream culture views African Americans led to Roof’s brutal massacre, which in turn led to the removal of the Confederate Flag.
Polls have been taken over a period of time only to receive similar percentages of answers. The percentage stays the very same over the years. Mainly, the outcome states that the flag represents southern pride mostly by over 50% every time, rather than the banner promoting racism.
Our nation has exaggerated the fear of a piece of history for far too long and now it is the time to put forth some truth. The confederate flag has been a part of heritage since 1861 and has been to this day. People today see it as a flag of hatred, which is interesting because this did not start happening until now. There have been people who have shot and killed others because they said their intentions were based from the confederate flag, which is a material item that cannot make anyone do anything that they do not want to do unless they had their own cause. This flag is not built on a racist appeal it was to show that the southern side will take up for their selves when the northern side wanted an industrialized world. Our people have
Next, the confederate flag should not be flown on government property, because it has conflicted history. The confederate army changed the flag 4 times during the war, so the flag flown today is not the original flag. That is not very traditional. The second confederate flag had a large white stripe that went halfway down the middle, which represented white supremacy. The rebel flag still represents white supremacy and racism, because it was the final battle flag used in the southern states’ fight to keep slavery. Today’s generation of the south that is racist is mostly the older generation. The younger generation is coming around and has a good set of mind about race. However the older generation and some young people in the south are the
Why would Johnson want to burn something as treasured as our American Flag? The American Flag`s value as a symbol is something that cannot be measured. In Texas, there is a law that states that you cannot burn the American Flag, because it taints the vision of the pride and respect that people see for the flag. So the majority opinion of this court is to uphold the decision of Texas because,” the value of the flag as a symbol cannot be measured,” it could cause riots and hardships, and burning the flag tarnishes its view for the people who cherish the idea of the flag flying high.
Even almost a month later, the removal of a Confederate battle flag from outside a South Carolina Statehouse seems to still be causing trouble in the American Government. After two weeks of arguments between both House parties, the House Republicans finally called for a solution between the two opposing sides, unexpectedly freezing most productivity in the House, yet it still seems that nothing has been resolved.
This article discusses how the Confederate flag is connected to the shootings in Charleston. It describes that the reporters were all over the story and the news of the shootings were traveling fast and the fact that he had the Confederate flag on him made people feel even more disturbed. They said that some believe that the shootings in South Carolina had everything to do with the Confederate flag because the shooter wanted to start another civil war and some could say the flag gave him the mindset to do it along with other factors. Others said that they still saw the flag as heritage and it is still important to them. The author a been a Senior writer and researcher and had had a lot of experience with writing articles. The article was also written this year and it has a lot of information that he quoted from different sources. I chose this source because it showed a different viewpoint when it came to the Charleston
Today there is a lot of controversy of the Confederate Flag. The South Carolina House voted to remove the confederate Flag from the capital property after hours of debate and emotional speeches for and against taking down the flag. But if there was never the massacre of nine black church members never happened would they still of taken the flag down? A fight over the Confederate flag even popped up in congress when Republicans proposed a allowing the flag in federally ran cemeteries. There is a lot of emotional debate when it comes to the flag.
The removal of Confederate monuments is a controversial topic in today’s society. Some people view the monuments as a remembrance of American history and honoring the heroic acts performed by the individuals on the battlefield. Other, however, view them as memorials and symbols of hate that were meant to worship or glorify slavery, and want to see them all come down. I do not believe that is an appropriate way to handle the issue because then you erase the history of why the war was really fought which was not just to own slaves. I feel that instead of removing the monuments they should be left alone, but be given some contextual accompaniment to explain it.
The flag is to remember the memories and the people that have fallen in the war. Family members were in the war with the flag. They want to take picture down that have the flag in it when there ancestor is in the picture when he was in the war. They ban it so it can not be sold or displayed in protests or anything else(Leada Gore). They don 't want another racist shooting to happen. The flag is to racist to sell or for it to be displayed. A lot of people think they are cool with the flag and that they are cooler and all of that other stuff. Some people will use the flag as a gang sign and people treat the flag like it is trash and it doesn 't belong in America. The british people use this same flag but they use it for different reasons. To ban the flag you have to have two-thirds of the legislator votes(Should the confederate flag still fly?) . The flag can be flown (Leada Gore).