Charleston Shooting and Confederate Flag Debate The ongoing controversy of the Confederate flag began again on June 17th, as Dylann Roof entered an African American church in Charleston, South Carolina, and shot and killed nine people including the church 's pastor. After the shooting, pictures were taken of Roof holding up the Confederate flag as a symbol of racism and white supremacy. The act drove our nation into outrage as racially offended people called for the removal of the flag.
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.
A Monumental Debate The American Civil War was a moment in history that everyone would like to forget. The divisive conflict over slavery, state’s rights, and expansion tore apart a country that was founded on the ideals of freedom and unity. The North and South refused to compromise with each other, and as a result, hundreds of thousands lost their lives. The Civil War was one of the darkest times in our history, and hopefully it remains in history as a reminder to not forget what happens when division tears a country apart.
As of now you are the future president of The United States of America. With that title comes the responsibilities such as controlling foreign affairs, economic issues, and upholding civil rights. With all that said, you can see why it took many by surprise when you used “Twitter” as a means of spreading the message that in a situation where the burning of the American flag takes place, consequences like being jailed for one year and being striped of citizenship should be inforced. Although having pride in one’s nation is important, the act of flag burning should not be punishable; therefore, flag burning should be respected as a form of free expression. To begin it is important to note, that flag burning is and has been since the beginning, protected by the U.S Constitution.
[ As I sit in the middle of Bragg 's Confederate sanctuary, I wonder whose interpretation of these images is more accurate. Bragg reveres those gray-clad men of honor, courage, and love of country--men he would claim fought to uphold the independence and rights of a sovereign people. I do not see that. I see men who hoped to sustain a society based on chattel slavery and an ideology of white supremacy, a society that held that some men were by right born "booted and spurred" to ride the saddles placed on the backs of Negroes by providence itself. Looking around the room I see images that degrade the memory of my ancestors.
The Confederate flag, born from slavery and rebellion, continues to serve as a symbol of racism, discrimination, and white supremacy towards minorities. Despite the flag’s importance historically in Southern heritage and history, the banning of the Confederate flag is a necessary step to equality in the United
The Nullification Crisis was an event that happened between the years of 1828 and 1832. There were many reasons that this crisis occurred. Many of these reasons could have been avoided from happening. The event that really started it all was the Tariff of 1828. One of the tariffs done during the presidency of Andrew Jackson, it was tax on goods that were imported and sold.
Should monuments be removed? For many years people have been arguing whether certain controversial monuments, such as statues, should be destroyed or removed. A common type of monuments in this situation are the Confederacy monuments. These are various statues across the US which honor Confederate leaders or “heroes”. Many see these offensive since those people basically oppressed African Americans for years and were fighting to keep doing so.
Burning of the American Flag The Stars and Stripes, Old Glory, and The Star-Spangled Banner. These are all names of the American flag. A flag unites people into one nationality and one country.
The American flag has been an important part of our nation, it has been around for over Two hundred years and in that time the flag has evolved physically and symbolically. The flag has inspired many songs, poems, books, art, and so much more. To an American citizen the flag symbolizes freedom, patriotism, national independence and popular sovereignty. However, I am not an American citizen, this means that the American flag has far greater meaning to me as someone who strives in someday becoming one in the process of accomplishing the goals I set for myself. I was originally born in Reynosa, Tamaulipas; a city in Mexico, and was brought to the United States at the age of three, by my mother to create a better life and give my siblings and I the opportunities she never had.
The Confederate flag is a contentious topic, creating a great amount of controversy. Recently, especially, over the course of this year, the question on whether U.S. citizens should be allowed to display the Confederate flag has been addressed throughout our society. Individuals who are in favor and defend the battle of the Confederate flag, state that this is only a symbol that represents their heritage and early America. However, this flag can additionally be as a symbol of hate. For instance, with reason, numerous American citizens believe this flag represents white supremacy and is extremely offensive.