People make connections to objects by what they think they stand for. People’s viewpoints on particular items can change because of race, education, gender, social status or by the way they were raised. The Confederate flag is an example of an object that has impacted many people and history. With that being said, the viewpoints on the Confederate flag are extremely controversial and have been for a long time. The Confederate flag has been debated because of what it stands for, how people view it, and the impact it can have on the community if it is flown on public/government grounds. The Confederate flag has been viewed as racist and as a tool to undermine Civil Rights. On the opposing side, people view it as a symbol of respect to the soldiers who lost their lives for what they believed in. The debates have emerged and then dissipated in the past, but the controversies have risen again. People are concerned by the way it will affect the community, especially now that it is becoming a popular icon for younger generations. Other people view the Confederate flag similar to John M. Coski, author of “The Confederate Battle Flag: America’s Most
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. I have, also, done an extensive research for this paper, and I found some discrepancies. For example, I asked two African Americans, and according to their opinion, the Confederate Flag is not a symbol of hate. Instead, African American see this flag as an important element of the history. Therefore, they believe that the history of the Confederate Flag should be include in the schools. However, I ask a third individual, and he/she believes that this
The flag originally was not a hate symbol. Some people see the flag as a symbol of hate, but others see it as a symbol of their heritage, and as well as a symbol of their ancestry. (www.mirror.co.uk.) “History is written by the victor. The North won the war, so they get to write the history of why the Civil War was fought, saying that all Southerners were racist slave owners, yet 90 % of Confederate soldiers did not own slaves, and there were some black Confederate soldiers.”( Josh white). The flag was flown before, during, and after the Civil War. This does not mean it’s racist. The flag represents the heritage of the men and women who live in the southern states today. At Hudson High School, there was a group of students who raised the Rebel Flag on the school's flagpole during the night. The flag has the words “I ain’t coming down” written on it. The next day the students who were responsible for the raising of the flag were suspended. In the next few days Rebecca Doolen, who is a student at hudson, wore a t-shirt with the confederate flag displayed on it. She was sent home, along with being suspended. “It’s heritage, not hate”- Rebecca Doolen. “ Are we now going to discriminate against students who are proud of their southern heritage? We cannot pick and choose.” (anonymous statement) The principal, Greg White, then states that “the banning of the confederate flag is necessary to keep the peace, i’m a Southerner
It is the responsibility of every citizen in America to question authority, our government and its written and oral history, scrutinizing anything which has even a hint of uncertainty about it. All things true and just will stand up to the test of scrutiny each and every time. When it comes to the use of the Confederate Flag in the 21st century, only a full and complete scrutiny of the facts can determine the answer to this question. But to me the answer is clear, after close analysis and scrutiny, I personally feel that it should not be used or idolized in any form or fashion, but that is for you to decide, once you know all the facts. One thing I do know for certain, I will continue to admire, respect, and fly the American Flag high while appreciating its complexity and beauty all the
What if you were called out of class for wearing your favorite sweater but it was “too revealing”?The first school law to require a dress code was was established in 1969 by the U.S. Supreme Court, known as the Tinker vs. Des Moines Independent School District case. Dress codes and uniforms have been the center of controversy between student and teachers from the start. Lately students have been saying that dress codes or uniforms repress their ability to express themselves in a school environment. To truly understand how this is such a big issue in the United States, we must know how this started, the positives, and the negatives of school dress codes.
The American Flag should be protected from desecration because it is a symbol of what this country has fought for, what we continue to fight for, and how amazing of a country the United States really is. I am very much against desecration of the American flag because it disrespects something that means so much to me and so many other people in this country. The American Flag isn’t just something that hangs on a pole outside someone’s house or business, it is a symbol of what this country has fought for since it was founded on July 4, 1776. It is a symbol of all the brave men and women that have lost their life fighting to protect this country and making it the great country that it is today. One of the reasons why I feel the American flag should
House Democrats used this pause in government to pass amendments to an appropriation bill that then banned the Confederate battle flag from all federal cemeteries, as well as banning them from being sold at all gift shops and concession stands; all this without a debate or a formal “roll-call”
The contest is really for empire on the side of the North, and for Independence on that of the South. - London Times, November 7, 1861. The Confederate Flag should not be banned. It 's a part of Southern Heritage, part of our history. Why ban the just the Confederate Flag, when the other flags could offend someone else? I have a right to freedom of speech, to say as I please. Why take that right away from me, explaining
The history of the Confederate Flag goes back to March 4 1861. It was used in the Civil War to separate the Union and the Confederate soldiers.This early version of the flag was created by William Thompson. The Confederate Flag was never meant to be a racist symbol, but people today think of it that way when they see it because the probably don't understand the meaning behind it. I believe that the flag is not a racist symbol, some of the ways people who used it may have been racist such a the KKK which started December 24, 1865, the KKK also used the cross and the american flag in their practices. People are pushing to get the confederate flag removed and they are having the statues remove but you have the right of free speech and it looks
The prominent strategy used by the campaign committee is the use of an ideal setting for Cruz’s announcement for candidacy. Ted Cruz’s kick off for his campaign was strategically scheduled at Liberty University to win the support of evangelical voters, which “made up almost 50% of the primary vote in the 2012 presidential cycle.”  However, according to the Washington Post, Liberty University has a policy that Convocation is mandatory for students living on campus at risk of a $10 charge for failing to attend.  According to students at Liberty, American Flags were offered to each student as they entered the Vines Center where the announcement was held. The American flags served as a blurred line between patriotism and support for Ted Cruz. When a student asked to be excused and not be forced into apparent political association, they were sternly reminded of school policy. All a student could do to show there disagreement was not to accept the flag.
It is common knowledge that not everyone interprets everything in the same way. Just because a student wants to support their Southern heritage does not mean other students cannot use the same image to bully other students. We would not allow a student to wear a swastika to show their German heritage because it is insensitive the Jewish religion; we should not allow people to wear the Confederate flag simply because it is a Southern heritage. I would be far too likely that others would interpret it by its more familiar connotation with racism and slavers. By allowing such a racially charged symbol as the Confederate flag, schools are upholding the discriminatory aspect of the symbol. The same as any charged symbol it is more likely for people to see and use it for its known negative connotation then the very specific connotation an individual gave
Slavery was an ugly terrible thing, but it does not intertwine itself with the Confederate Flag. At the time it was a cheap division of labor that was widely accepted throughout the world. It was a business without a code of conduct, there were black people in America who owned slaves too! Many people think that it was only African Americans that were enslaved in the United States, although they were the major slave population; there were also many white slaves from Ireland and Muslim Africans. The first slave owner in America was named Anthony Johnson, he was African American and owned African American slaves, he did it because it was a cheap labor force, not to be racist to his own people. Racism is everywhere, to say the Confederate Flag is a symbol of racism is like saying the American flag is a symbol of racism, due to its 85 years it flew above a slave nation; but we see it as a different meaning, a symbol of freedom. We would not like the American Flag to be judged as a symbol of racism, but yet we are being hypocritical: and doing what we would not like done to ourselves towards the
“I think he is a rare chancellor. He could be good anywhere, but he’s perfect for Ole Miss,” says the former Ole Miss athletics director, Pete Boone. Boone was correct in his statement, Robert Khayat was perfect fit for chancellorship of the University of Mississippi. As Chancellor Khayat changed the perception of the school making a positive image of the students and the academics of this Mississippian school. Robert Khayat, former chancellor of the University of Mississippi, hired a public relations firm to review some symbols found on campus to understand an outsiders view and eventually try to create diversity of the campus. Khayat also in his newly released biography did not include the segregation memories of when he attended the school
A Pride flag raised on the flagpole of Lilian Osbourne High School was crudely cut down with only tattered remains left behind and replaced with a regular Canadian flag by an unidentified vandal; Criticism regarding the modified Canadian flag raised in the first place has become an issue amongst members of the community. Problems surrounding this situation parallel those that surround the Confederate flag controversy in the United States of America. Both flags are symbolism and of great importance to their demonstrators within the community but contrastingly, can offend other members of the very same communities, especially when replacing their countries official flag. The school had given authorization for the flag to be “raised for one week,” in a show of unity with LGBTQ students and members of the community.
The confederate flag is not racist, the civil was wasn’t about slavery until about halfway thru. Anyways it’s my first amendment rights if I want to display the flag in my front yard. And it doesn’t even stand for slavery I stands for a country that wanted to have its own rules and government. Robert E. Lee the general of the confederate states army didn’t even like slavery he was just fighting for his country’s rights to be their own nation. If you think slavery was bad George Washington owned slaves and people think he was the greatest president