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Old 09-28-2004, 11:38 PM   #1
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When I see people wearing bandanas or shirts or even stickers on their car of the rebel flag I wonder why? What does the rebel flag mean exactly? I read up on it just a second ago and it said it was either to show the interest in southern musical culture or being southern or being racist. The reason I ask this is because I saw this Mexican dude wearing a bandana with the rebel flag and I couldnt stop laughing. Im Hispanic too so its not like I was putting him down I was just confused as to why he would wear such a thing. Could someone educate me on this?
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Old 09-28-2004, 11:43 PM   #2
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It'* racism. No doubt and no bending it. Around here it'* mostly worn/displayed by the stereotypical hick. It'* something that pisses me off and I'm paler than paper.
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yeah its racism...

but the only thing i think of it when i see it is...

THE DUKES OF HAZARD!!!
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Thought so! So like I feel really sorry for that guy that I saw and he probably got his assed kicked for that. lol
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A lot of it is symbolism too. It shows pride in the South. Even though it'* typical for us to think of racism when we see that flag, it is not always the case.
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I always thought the Confederate flag stood for the south or what colonies were claimed during those days. In some cases it is used for the race thing I think, not sure.
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Yeah I believe it is a bit of both depending on the person but usually when I see somebody wearing the flag or showing it I get a little nervous about what their feelings are towards me. But anyways ssesc93, may I ask what your sig is about?
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Symbolism of the South? BS. People say that alot, But the people I've seen say it also happen to be racist.
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I'm just trying to show another side of it.
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A lot of it is symbolism too. It shows pride in the South. Even though it'* typical for us to think of racism when we see that flag, it is not always the case.
There are a few here that have flags, shirts, etc. It is a symbol of southern pride here. Last year there was this big thing about folks wanting to change the state flag and the majority of people were against it.

There is a mix all over of people that are racist but some think it'* just cool.
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