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Old 09-29-2004, 12:41 AM   #11
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Isn't it the HEart of Dixie flag too? Or the Alabama flag , i forgot?
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I'm just trying to show another side of it.
I know, Nothing personal.
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yeah..down here in mississippi it'* flying all over..i think at times it goes to far and becomes a racist symbol, but personally it'* heritage..we don't fly it and it'* not on my cloths..but down here on the coast there is Beauvoir..the home of jeff davis..it'* a national monument from the civil war..and i think the big one flying there should stay. That'* history..and heritage. Yeah..bet you guys see us as hicks...but if you were to come down here...you'd see we aren't that bad.lol

I'm white..and i'm not racist..but yes..it can be used or taken both ways.

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Its both, just depending who is wearing it and where it is at. Most just do it to try to be cool or something, like when you see someone in a city wearing a cowboy hat or something
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"HERITAGE NOT HATE"

Southern born,Southern bred and when I die I'll be Southern dead!!!!!!!!
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For most people, especially in or from the south, it'* no more racist than flying/displaying the Italian, Mexican, Puerto Rican, or Black Pride flags. Around the Twin Cities here, I see tons of Somali and other African and Asian flags.

I guess it'* all in how your raised, but I've never looked at someone with a flag (Except the skinheads with thier **** flags, that;* different) and thought "Oh, you're a racist". I see someone trying to appreciate and honor thier heritage.

I have ancestors with tier names carved on monuments from both sies of the Civil War, as well as the Texas Indeendence war and a few Indian monuments Unfortunately, due to a few morons, if I choose to publicly remember the ones on the losing sides, I take a chance being labeled a racist. Usually by someone much more narrow minded thn myself since al they can see are the negative connotations of any symbol.

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I hear ya MOS, but I think Twister said it best.

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Its both, just depending who is wearing it and where it is at. Most just do it to try to be cool or something, like when you see someone in a city wearing a cowboy hat or something
It depends alot on the area and the person wearing it. I just personally can't find anything to be proud of in a heritage that includes using the N word without abandon. Now. If you're a war re-enacter and you actually know the chain of events and key players, I could see it okay. But, If you're 60 something, dip constantly and speak of the good old days when (N word) knew their place, It'* pure racism.
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I hear ya MOS, but I think Twister said it best.

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Its both, just depending who is wearing it and where it is at. Most just do it to try to be cool or something, like when you see someone in a city wearing a cowboy hat or something
It depends alot on the area and the person wearing it. I just personally can't find anything to be proud of in a heritage that includes using the N word without abandon. Now. If you're a war re-enacter and you actually know the chain of events and key players, I could see it okay. But, If you're 60 something, dip constantly and speak of the good old days when (N word) knew their place, It'* pure racism.
I agree Dameorder. There are quite a few people that are older and that is the way they were raised and think nothing of spewing racial slurs all over. I cringe when I hear it and I find that in some instances they are teaching by example to their grandkids, etc. It is really quite sad. That is racism

Where I live though there is a lot of civil war history and they do the reinactments all the time. There are monuments pointing out which battles took place where and so on. So for that instance it is pride.
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Manassas Battlefield is right next to me! Its pretty cool having all this history around you and so I agree with all of you.
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