The Confederate Flag Controversy

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Heritage can be best described as the birthright handed down from generation to generation. The Confederate flag controversy began not in June of 2015 after the murders of nine black church members by a white supremacist, but, it began years ago just after the Civil War ended. The Confederate flag was never meant to be a symbol of remembrance for the fallen soldiers of the Civil War, it was meant to be a battle flag. The well known Confederate flag is one of three battle flag used in the Civil War for the confederate soldiers. The most populated of the three flags is known as the “Battle flag of the Virginian army” (Carter). It was designed by William T. Thompson and meant to be a symbol of white supremacist. Mr. Thompson explains the flag…show more content…
The Board of Education. The supreme court ruling outlawed segregation in public schools. Most of the south was upset by this and the battle flag of the Confederacy became a symbol of resistance. (Brown) Up until this ruling, the south had white supremacy groups such as the KKK, most southerners were allowed to act out in public without fear of getting in trouble.That all changed when the supreme court outlawed segregation. Since then the south has been upset and slowly boiling with subtle inequality such as leaving the Battle flag of the Civil War up on state grounds in South Carolina; which was recently removed July 10,…show more content…
In this day and age people are most concerned with being politically correct. A person must be aware of what he or she says and be sensitive to other people 's religious affiliations and cultures. The controversy of the Battle flag is affecting politicians directly in the upcoming elections. Nia-Malika Henderson, Senior Political Reporter, says that, “The flag debate is quickly becoming a major political issue ahead of the state 's crucial first-in-the-South presidential primary next year. Many Republicans, including Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum, have avoided taking a position on the flag.” (Henderson) Citizens of America are taking sides on the Battle flag controversy and that plays a major part in how the voters will choose their leaders in the upcoming elections. Not only are politicians trying to avoid taking a side on the controversy but business are also being pressured by the American citizens to take the away from their
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