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. The Confederate Flag is about heritage. The Confederate Flag came from the war. When we won the war we also won the flag and also freedom. The Confederate Flag is not racist. There are african-americans that fought in the war to bring us freedom. There are african-americans that want to support the flag to stay. The Confederate Flag should be on state and government grounds. It tells us about the war that we won and that gave us freedom. It shows that we won freedom from other countries and we would not be here if we didn 't …show more content…
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). The flag should not be flown on state and government grounds. The flag is not racist to anyone at all. The flag is about heritage and the war and the freedom that we got and we kept us. The flag shows how much the war meant to us that our family members helped us win for freedom for the
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As we know the confederate flag is the most debated topic as, in should we take it down or keep it up to represent the horrible past by it has behind it. The war the blood and the sweat the history of this flag is so bad and wrong and should be taken down why would anyone love a flag like this and know the true meaning behind it. The flag is actually the Battle Flag of Virginia. It was placed to represent white supremacy it was only used as the official flag for two years.
Many people associate the Confederate Army with only racist white men, but Confederates of the South also included African Americans, Native Americans, and Mexicans (Lenzini). In the article “Banner Headlines: The Fight Over Confederate Flags in the American South”, residents that were against the flag in Alabama wanted the Confederate Flag at the Alabama State Capitol Building taken down. They say that, “Opponents wanted the flag removed because the fervently believed that by flying it over the seat of the government the states were officially sanctioning the racism that they ascribed to the flag’s symbolism. Flag defenders, however, argued that moving the Confederate flag from the top of the dome was an affront to their Confederate heritage” (Leib & Webster). Alabama was one of the states of Confederacy and nothing will change that.
Recently, our country has been under scrutiny for racial discrimination. From police brutality to shootings at a church, America’s racial problems that were swept under the rug for so long have come back out into the light. After the raciallymotivated shooting of nine people in South Carolina, many petitions were made regarding the removal of Confederate flags and monuments, including the removal of the historic carving on the side of Stone Mountain, but I believe this would be a terrible mistake. The largest high relief sculpture in the world, the Confederate Memorial Carving, depicts three Confederate heroes of the Civil War, President Jefferson Davis and Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson.
There was a move by the legislature in 1956 to incorporate a similar Confederate battle flag into the state flag. These legislators, who supported the segregation plans in defiance of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Brown V. Board of Education decision, also gave their support to changing the state flag to incorporate the Confederate battle flag (Cobb 111). , it’s simply ahistorical to deny the flags principal use in the 1960s was a segregationist symbol- and black Southerners haven’t
Not only does the flag represent this country and its freedom, but it also is a symbol of the military and their brave actions to protect this country. Not many can say that they gave their life to benefit the well-being of America. The ones who can, even though they are dead, are very proud to be able to say that. Even though it cost them their lives, they know their country appreciates what they did and that the citizens will live better because of it. People dishonor all of that the moment they intentionally set flame to the flag, to what these brave soldiers fought for.
The history of the confederate flag is simple and straightforward, the flag represents the confederate side of the war. another name for the confederate flag as many of you my know is Stars and Bars. The confederate flag was adopted in 1861 it is a symbol of the stars and stripes. I think that since we live in a free country people should be allowed to do what they want with this flag.
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.
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.
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. Originally born as a practical banner of the commanders of the Confederate Army in Virginia, the commanders of the south wanted a symbol to identify their cause and their troops to serve as their battle flag during the Civil War. After going through a few ideas they chose the first Confederacy`s National flag -The Stars and Bars- to serve as their battle symbol during the war.
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.
Many believe the flag needs to be placed in the Confederate Veterans Memorial. They think the flag brings racist rallying, conflict to civil rights, and hostility to black Americans. Therefore, believing the flag only brings the association with racial violence. Debating over this Confederate flag has many people
In times where I question my decisions or am decisive I seek inspiration to guide me and that is something that our nation's flag has allowed me to have access to. This flag holds history that I could never completely understand which is why it is something that I respect. This flag and the people that have fought for this flag and nation have experienced unimaginable obstacles that I not many people will ever comprehend. This is why the flag continues to be a symbol for inspiration and is why I love and respect it. In times of hardship the flag has continued to remain standing to represent the bravery and inspiration that all Americans need in their
Well I am here to tell you that although this position is popular, it is still not logical. One reason the Confederate flag should not be able fly here in the United States is because that many take the flag as racist and that it promotes slavery. The flag mainly offends Northerners and African Americans. This is because they were against the idea of slavery during the Civil War. Studies show that when people see the Confederate flag, even a glimpse of it, they are
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.
The confederate flag is immediately recognizable in the back window of a pickup truck or portrayed on the t-shirt for Lynrd Skynrd and Credence Clearwater, but has come under stark criticism. The argument is a multi-faceted assault, by, both restricting first amendment rights of free speech, restricting a symbol of southern heritage, and a person ’s right not to feel threatened by an assumed racist epithet. It is a simple piece of fabric, the red and blue Southern Cross, which divides a nation much as it did 150 years ago when it symbolized the fight against oppressive laws. Many believe that the Confederate Flag is representative of the patriots who were willing to sacrifice their lives to protect the nation and individual rights the founding fathers envisioned, however today, liberals and minorities have made the claim, the confederate flag is racist rather than a simple symbol of southern pride.