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No, it isn’t, it is a flag. A flag is not racist. A person is rasict. A statement can be considered racist. Now if the flag were branded with racial slurs or other means of hatred, I could understand, however, it does not.
hoooooooooooboy i’m going to need you to unfollow me right now
the confederate flag is racist because it was the flag used by the confederate armies who were doing what? oh yeah fighting for their right to enslave, torture, and murder people based on their race!
i bet you’d agree that a flag with a swastika on it was racist. this is the same situation.
Okay, so this flag was the flag that represented the Confederate States of America- I believe they first started using it in 1863 or 1864- either way it was introduced during the Civil War. So it doesn’t quite represent Southern “states”- it represented the states that succeeded from the United States. So technically it’s not a symbol of the Southern states, it’s a symbol of succession and the nation they claimed to have formed. A lot of people used it as an alternate to the the American flag.
BUT- and here’s why in my opinion this flag has become a symbol of hate- it didn’t gain popularity or much recognition until the mid 20th century particularly during WWII and in the time following it. During the Civil Right’s movement, Southern’s who were opposed to desegregation began displaying it to represent their opposition to federal laws (ie their resistance to the North). And then of course the KKK and other hate groups have embraced the flag as well (for the very reason listed above).
factual burn!if it was all about southern pride, black southerners would have this flag. and funny how no one ever flies the first flag. hmm.
There were southern blacks that willing fought for this flag, and there’s pictures to prove it.
Being forced to fight doesn’t count.
What sense does it make to give a man a gun that doesn’t want to fight? He could just shot you and leave. A lot that fought, fought willingly.
you do realize that what you’re saying makes absolutely no sense, right
the few enslaved black people that did fight in the confederacy chose to do so because they were offered their freedom (some were offered freedom for their families)
it was also a social mobility thing?
it’s not because they just loved antebellum slavery so much that they fought to keep the institution, it’s because being in the war offered them opportunities that they didn’t have access to before
and honestly, it’s not about ‘Oh he could just shoot you and leave’ because there were thousands of other white officers who would have been more than happy to kill all the rebellious black people who tried that
you really need to leave this conversation because you make no sense
you do realize i already addressed everything you’re trying to cite in this link, but i mean nothing i say will make any difference to you
you’re holding so tightly to your racism that literally everything i say to you will be met with “but but black people fought for the confederacy” as though this isn’t something i’ve already acknowledged and responded to
your “source” consists of twenty two bulleted instances of black slaves fighting in the confederacy.
which i have already acknowledged and responded to.
i’ll address a few of the points here:
In March 1865, Judah P. Benjamin, Confederate Secretary Of State, promised freedom for blacks who served from the State of Virginia. Authority for this was finally received from the State of Virginia and on April 1st 1865, $100 bounties were offered to black soldiers. Benjamin exclaimed, “Let us say to every Negro who wants to go into the ranks, go and fight, and you are free…Fight for your masters and you shall have your freedom.” Confederate Officers were ordered to treat them humanely and protect them from “injustice and oppression”.
wowowowowowowow it’s almost like that thing i said where black slaves were offered rewards to fight for the confederacy and then did because they might be offered money and amnesty
it’s almost like… i already addressed your asinine bullshit!
Recently the National Park Service, with a recent discovery, recognized that blacks were asked to help defend the city of Petersburg, Virginia and were offered their freedom if they did so. Regardless of their official classification, black Americans performed support functions that in today’s army many would be classified as official military service. The successes of white Confederate troops in battle, could only have been achieved with the support these loyal black Southerners.
offered their freedom you say? wow it’s almost like that thing i said where black slaves were offered freedom to fight for the confederacy…
A quota was set for 300,000 black soldiers for the Confederate States Colored Troops. 83% of Richmond’s male slave population volunteered for duty. A special ball was held in Richmond to raise money for uniforms for these men. Before Richmond fell, black Confederates in gray uniforms drilled in the streets. Due to the war ending, it is believed only companies or squads of these troops ever saw any action. Many more black soldiers fought for the North, but that difference was simply a difference because the North instituted this progressive policy more sooner than the more conservative South. Black soldiers from both sides received discrimination from whites who opposed the concept .
hmm i seem to have addressed this one too, but whatever, you so “graciously” provided this link (which i have already read several times in the past) so i’ll keep going in no particular order
Free black musicians, cooks, soldiers and teamsters earned the same pay as white confederate privates. This was not the case in the Union army where blacks did not receive equal pay. At the Confederate Buffalo Forge in Rockbridge County, Virginia, skilled black workers “earned on average three times the wages of white Confederate soldiers and more than most Confederate army officers ($350- $600 a year).
wow, so you mean people were offered EQUAL COMPENSATION (which was a huge fucking deal, although it was offered in order to keep an oppressive racist slave system in place) to fight? which meant they might have more social mobility and the ability to access things they had no access to before???? Wowowowowowowowow
bottom line: yes, people see and understand that black people were present in the confederate army. it’s also incredibly important to acknowledge the reasons WHY they were there in the first place.
ok so when the hell will these people understand that the confederate flag is racist?
like….what the fuck.
Do you know how quickly my ass would exit stage left if I went in someone’s house and that was their goddamn floor?
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