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
Anything that you find worthy enough of being worn on your lapel, the bumper of your vehicle or in the form of a flag, is representative of your principles and ideals. The principles and ideals behind the Confederate States of America are as complex today as they were during the mid-1860s. Even though the South didn’t win the war there are still those who display the flag with absolutely no sense of its meaning and that is a perilous way to live your life. The problem with the Confederate Flag arises not directly from its philosophical and culturally complexity or that it is based upon the idea of a white master race, but rather the lack of knowledge surrounding the creation of the flag, the war and what it stood for. It’s not up to me to decide
The issue of the confederate flag has been an important cultural discussion point for some years now, but has recently taken on even greater importance in light of recent hate crimes in South Carolina, as well as rampant police brutality and shootings across the country. Much of the discussion has been an argument between the two schools of thought being that either the flag is a symbol of cultural heritage and nothing more, and the other being that it is a symbol of systematic and violent racism that has no right being in a place of honor and reverence in today’s society. In a way both schools are correct. The Confederate flag is a symbol of southern cultural history; it also happens that that history is a history of systematic and violent racism, starting from the flag’s creation and on to its popular resurgence in the south at the time of desegregation and the civil-rights movement.
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. Today’s generation of the south that is racist is mostly the older generation. The younger generation is coming around and has a good set of mind about race. However the older generation and some young people in the south are the
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?
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.
From the 1960’s to 2000, the Confederate Flag flew on the SC State House flagpole and caused a great impact on the country. Along this period there were many conflicts, boycotts, and fires all around South Carolina. Even a march that included more than 50,000 people! The Confederate Flag of SC was taken off the statehouse pole on July 2nd, 2000 after 30 years of controversy. This conflict between SC lawmakers and the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) started at the 100th year anniversary of the Civil War, which was when the flag was raised; but African Americans thought it represented slavery. Although, the flag represented the people who risked their lives in the fight for freedom. The fight for freedom was
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.
Honestly, no I do not believe that the confederate battle flag is a symbol of racism or hatred. Personally I believe that anyone who thinks that the confederate flag is “racist” seriously needs a history lesson. In this essay, you will learn the history of the confederate flag, if it actually is a symbol of hatred, and what the United States plan to do to keep the country calm. The flag as we know it was born not as a symbol, but as a very practical banner.
Some believe that it is a flag of hate and want it taken down from the state house but, I believe that the confederacy is a flag of history, symbolizing the many people who died in the civil war and proud southern culture, and should remain flying. The confederate flag is a symbol of the civil
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.
On Friday morning, July 10, 2015, the Confederate battle flag which was home to South Carolina 's Capitol grounds was cast down after 54 years. The flag was taken to South Carolina 's Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum. To many the flag was a banner of racial subjugation, and withheld a deeply painful meaning. The Confederate battle flag was designed to stick out, but it was never intended to be the political flag of the confederate states, although it was integrated into it over the course of the civil war. Today the battle flag consists of a blue St. Andrew 's cross with white stars on a red flag which was designed by politician William Porcher Miles, however it wasn 't always this way.
Symbols mean a lot, and when one represents a whole country a lot of controversy can surround that symbol; In this case, the flag of the United States is an important symbol that stands for many things. Some people put the flag of the United States on a pedestal, they look up to the flag, and value it, so when someone desecrates the flag they get infuriated. On the other hand, some people see the flag as a symbol of our freedom that supports the First Amendment which allows us to disrespect the flag if we want to. For many years controversy has surrounded flag desecration and one of the most famous cases surrounding the topic would be Texas v. Johnson (1989):
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
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.