Living in the South, I often hear individuals of the majority say that the Confederate flag symbolizes their heritage. Whereas, most minorities see this same flag as a symbol of hatred. I guess it depends on which end of the whip your ancestors had contact with that aids in one’s perception. I was recently at an event and the speaker discussed different perceptions when it comes to the Confederate flag. The part of the speech that resonated with me was when the speaker pointed out that usually when we fail at something, we tend to try to hide our faux pas away. Naturally, so we tend to want to show off the things we do well. Not the case with the Confederate flag. Clearly, the South did not win the Civil War, yet majority Southerns want to hang the Confederate flag wherever they can. I suppose this is done in efforts to honor their heritage??? Perhaps many do not know the entire history of the flag and therefore they fly it proudly……The speaker suggested that perhaps they should learn the entire history of the flag and then maybe they will replace it with the White Flag of surrender!
What do you think?