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Showing posts with label Hate Confederate Cemetery Black Auburn City Councilman Civil War Soldier. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Hate Confederate Cemetery Black Auburn City Councilman Civil War Soldier. Show all posts

Thursday, April 30, 2009

The Symbol Of Racism And Hate.

I was born and raise in LA (lower Alabama) and for what every reason there might be I can't help but associate the Confederate flag with hate groups (i.e skin heads, KKK)... Every hate group I have ever seen or heard about uses the Confederate flag as their symbol, in some kinda way.
There are two sides to every story and for every person that see the Confederate flag as honorable, there are those that see it as a symbol of hate.. I see it as a symbol of hate but also as a symbol of free speech...But I often wonder whenever the klan started using the Confederate flag as their symbol, WHY in the hell didn't the Daughters of the Confederacy and others who love the confederate flag object, protest, or speak out? I'm just curious...Anyway several Confederate flags placed on the graves of Civil War soldiers got pulled up last week by a black Auburn city councilman, who called them symbols of racism and hatred....While I do agree that many people use the Confederate flag and it's image in a racist manner but I don't think it was the councilman's place to remove the flags... Now the flags were on private property so he could have complained to the grounds keepers about the flags Again I don't know the full story, but it sound as if the woman who placed the flags did so in a way to bring honor to the dead, not to promote racism... I can't know that for sure, though, since I don't know her and didn't encounter the situation firsthand. I think the flags would've been a bit more appropriate/less questionable if this would've been a Confederate cemetery, but from reading the article, I can see it wasn't... Still, I feel this situation should be treated the same way as if somebody stole flowers or any other memorabilia off a grave... The councilman is entitled to his beliefs and convictions, but they should not be displayed by removing something off a person's grave.