There was a politically correct remembrance of the Confederacy in that men felt so strongly about their beliefs they were willing to wage war and die for them, many felt that should be honored. My own understanding of the South’s passion with the Civil War is much like Tony Horwitz, In that the War is so intriguing and interesting because it involves the country I live in and the beliefs that are so passionately felt to this day. Born and raised in California I believed racism to be dead and the surprise I received moving to the panhandle of Texas was discomforting. The Civil War has a unique way of luring
Miranda Wood B6 A recent mass shooting at a Charleston Church, where nine black worshippers were killed by a white man, has sparked even more debate about an old and controversial symbol: the Confederate battle flag. In his National Review Article, David French argues that the Confederate flag, though it should not be used as a symbol of white supremacy, should be remain in public for historical purposes. He claims that the reason the flag still hangs over Confederate cemeteries is to honor those who fought for the Confederacy, not to discriminate against African Americans.
Through the many years of generations, people still fight to keep the flag. In 1987 the flag was taken down from the Alabama State Capitol Building because the building was being restored. Many people demanded that the flag should not be put back up once the restoration was completed. Many lawsuits were filed and won. The flag supporters were not happy.
Assuming that the flag has a deep history of racial injustice that exceed far beyond the Civil War. Adding that his motive is patriotism, the flag has been managed as a symbol of racism and radical inequality. While the Confederate flag is a prevailing and problematical symbol, one that should entirely be dismantled. Taking down the flag is only the first step. What we must do is knock down racism.
Opponents of the confederate flag should not use one selective incident as the core reason to remove the flag from the campus. The confederate flag in its nature is harmless. It, is, people, who put negative undertones to it and use their fear and ignorance to stir violence but not the confederate flag. The incident that happened in a Church where black people shot and killed by a young white man is an isolate case. A case of ignorance and highly motivated by prejudice not understanding.
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.
The controversy issues over the confederate flag has arose quickly in the last couple of years. In this picture there is an African American clinching the Confederate Flag. Over many years the question still remains the same. Does the so called, “Confederate Flag” stand for southern pride? Or, does it stand for segregation and racism as this picture seems portrays?
The state Senate swiftly passed a bill to remove the flag permanently from its pole. But when it hit the House floor, roadblocks went up. A handful of Confederate flag supporters brought 68 nit-picking amendments to the table which held up the vote. Republican Rep. Jenny Horne, could take it no longer. She took to the podium to address the chamber with a passionate speech.
In Atlanta Ga, Charlottesville Nc, and in every other formerly Confederate State in the U.S. there has been controversial debates on whether or not the current standing Confederate statues should be removed from public areas. Many people claim that a modern society should not honor the racist soldiers who fought for slavery. Others believe that preserving historical accuracy is essential to learning from the mistakes of the past. The opinions of thousands of citizens clash with one another over the debate between offense and information. I believe that it is most beneficial for the majority of people if the current Confederate monuments remain where they are.
People have now associated the confederate flag with slavery but that is not the case it means the rebels. The confederate flag is a part of our history at one point in time it was our nation 's flag the it evolved into what we have today. The flag we know as the confederate flag was actually just the battle flag because the actual flag looked similar to the north flag it was created so they would not be confused in battle. Currently in Russia they are erecting statues of Joseph Stalin so as we are fighting to take down our history they are supporting their
When a flag is presented in a rival that brings hate and discontent to America it should be removed from being displayed. I strongly am offended of the Confederate flag and my opinion is a lot of others are also offended. The constant reminder of the mistreatment and enslavement of the black race is still being suffered by black people today. The confederate flag brings grief to my heart as my ancestors were subjected to slavery.
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.
In the news today, a continual debate can be found about the significance of Confederate monuments and if they should remain or be removed. Confederate monuments that have been erected throughout the U.S. should be kept because of the preservation of America’s history. For instance, in the article, The Unbearable Lightness of Confederate-Statue Removal, the author lists how slaveholder monuments aren’t the only statues being vandalized, but the Lincoln Memorial and Mount Rushmore are other symbols of U.S. history that some believe need to “blow up” (Murdock). Every historical symbol can have both people who appreciate it and who oppose it. That doesn’t mean that we should tear down all symbols, but
Modern proponents of the Confederate flag cite several reasons for their support, but the central theme is that the flag is historically significant. Cooper & Knotts (2006) found among other reasons that support for the flag was by white southerners who feel “a connection to the south” (p. 152). Supporters feel that the flag stands for freedom from an oppressive government, and that it serves to honor and remember those ancestors who died during the Civil War. Beyond that, supporters are divided again, as Martinez (2008) said, “’Heritage preservation’ traditionalists see themselves as guardians of southern inheritance of honor and chivalry while a second group of traditionalists, most notably the Ku Klux Klan, espouses racist views” (p. 200).