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Re: “Racism Behind the Redwood Curtain Part III: Sorry, Not Sorry

Pretend for a moment that you live in the pre-civil war south, that you aren't racist in any way shape or form, nor are any of your friends or associates, let alone do any of you have anything whatsoever to do with slaves. (Remember, such was the life of the overwhelming majority of southerners, where a huge black population still mingles comfortably with whites). You manage a small farm or business that barely supports your family and life is generally good. Suddenly, the growing beaurocracy of self-proclaiming leaders a thousand miles away tell you that you and your family and all your descendants are going to have to work more and give them more of your time and money, incrementally and without return forever after. Naturally, you and your neighbors oppose this. Yet what happens is an army from the north kills your friends and family, destroys all you own and burns your entire town to the ground.

Why is the confederate flag being vilified simply as a symbol of racism, when so many people who sport the flag aren't racist at all? Why is the author of this series, and even the national media, not touching this fact of the matter? Isn't that creating the same prejudice that's supposedly being? It demonstrates social evolution going nowhere to polarize people and create more hate, especially around simple symbols.

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Posted by What's the flag got to do with it? on 07/16/2015 at 8:24 PM

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