There was a deadly shooting in South Carolina on June 17, 2015. People think it had to do with the confederate flag (Black Confederate Flag supporter says 'I Will Not Turn My Back) . The confederate flag should be flown around government and state grounds.
I do not think the Confederate Flag represents a symbol of hate because it is part of the History of this great nation. This is only my personal opinion. However, this opinion could change by the end of my research. Nonetheless, it is a controversial topic. To understand a little more about this topic, I asked a few individuals in order to consider more opinions.
The administrator ultimately banned the wearing of the confederate flag on school grounds nonetheless she admitted that she could not “ban it for eternity” (Hardie, 2013) and within months the students were back to wearing the flag. One of the teachers explained, “Our school’s, you know, real big, was real big into wearing the Confederate flag and they didn’t—I think it was lack of education or really understanding. I think we got a bunch of country bumpkins that just wore it because that’s what always—you know” (Hardie, 2013). This shows that although the history of the flag is known, the students’ allowed to wear the attire because the lack of understanding and education of the true meaning of the
Pictures of the accused killer flooded television, social networks and newspapers. The displaying of the killer holding the confederate flag was displayed because of the killer’s hate for the black race. Nine people were killed in the shooting spree. The incident in my opinion was a demonic act because the killer sat and open fire while the congregation prayed. Sadly, only because of nine people dying because of racism, the flag was removed for several southern states.
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
The confederate flag is symbolic of discrimination and hate. I'm going to leave you with a few words from Tucson Weekly " Those who would continue to support the public display of the confederate flag really have two questions to ask themselves. One: Does it make any sense to deny that hate groups have stolen the symbol and made it their own?
Lately on the news there has been the fiasco that took place when people took offense to the flying of the Confederate flag. Whether someone believe they flew the flag based on their appreciation of their history and culture, or flew it in order to continue to perpetuate old ideals of systemic oppression no one can
As most of you know they are trying to take down the rebel flag. All because of the guy who shot up the church in Charleston, South Carolina. What the government does not realize is that the confederate flag is a symbol of history. They’re saying that the flag is a symbol of racism. African Americans died for that flag, so no is it not a symbol of racism.
To begin with, Confederate statues, flags, and monuments has been the history of our country so the people and the future generation can see what America have dealt with to be where we are at. In the United States, the statues and monuments are representation of historic mark as they are important part of the US history. The monuments are very significant as it symbolizes history and some of those monuments are being removed. For example, a monument of Chief Justice Roger B. Taney was removed in Maryland. One man stated that, "It has become increasingly clear in recent weeks that memorials such as this are hurtful to many residents in our community and elsewhere” (County “Here are the Confederate memorials that will be removed after Charlottesville”).
If set side by side, the Confederate flag strays far from the design of the American flag while still holding the recognizable elements of our nation’s flag. Our problem isn’t necessarily with the flag’s design being “disrespectful, but rather the meaning and symbol it
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.
The confederate flag originated during the Civil War and was a symbol of the confederacy, the losing side of the war. While much has been said on what exactly was the cause of the Civil War, most historians agree slavery was the one issue which compelled it. Southerners feared government regulation of slavery and saw the outlawing of slavery as a sign that it would soon end in the south. However, the war was not exactly fought over racial inequality. (The north wanted working class white citizens to work, and if slavery continued to be allowed they would be unable to compete with the slaves.)
On the monument the creators of it use the terms “Deathless devotion” and “Genius and valor of Confederate”. But do not use the terms like “Slave owners” or “Preservation of an immoral act”. They keep developing these monuments around Southern American that portrays false images of the Civil War, also by giving the people who fought in it a god like status. In the Confederate War Memorial, located on the front of the plaque has a description of “The brazen lips of Southern cannon thundered an unanswered anthem to the God of Battle”. This quote shows the actions as morally correct and somewhat God
Did the victors that bled and died demand the removal and complete ban of their vanquished foe’s symbols and memorials, NO!. I think those of us who did not pay the price they did can learn from that example, unless some new progressive generation comes along and thinks it knows better than those who fought and died there, and rewrites the history, primarily TO MAKE THEMSELVES FEEL BETTER. "The Confederates