I certainly reject the racist part of that heritage, as do all decent Southerners in 2015. But I don't pretend it didn't happen or was reserved for a few bad apples. I'd have to willfully ignore the entire history of this region to believe that. What I also acknowledge is people change and regions change and where I live is not the same place as it was in 1950 or 1960. So why keep a symbol of that era and proudly fly it on the grounds of the State Capitol?
And, again, that flag was first raised on the Capitol in 1961 as SC and the rest of the South was fighting to maintain Jim Crow and white supremacy, and it stayed there for 37 years before it was moved to its current location. It's part of history. If you think that history is wrong, tell me where.
This is such a non issue.
Something tells me there are more important issues that need to be addressed especially in inner city areas.
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But it was allowed to exist because if the Founders had insisted on the end of slavery as a condition for the new country, we'd never have had a country, or at least one that included the Southern states. Their economy was based on it and would crater in its then form were the slaves freed. So it was a necessary compromise.
Yes, I realize that, but have no idea what the point is. You're just frantically shifting the goal posts here. We're not talking 1700s or even 1861 or 1870. The relevant history of the flag in question is in this century, from the 1940s or so through the 1960s when it was raised in defiance of the Feds forcing civil rights on reluctant southern states.The Stars and Stripes ( Northern Flag ) and legalised slavery co-existed allot longer than the Confederate flag and slavery did.