There's a problem flying a banner off your car or on state house grounds that would look just fine and is welcomed on the pickup of a Klansman.
LOL, of course racism is still a problem. Sure, lots has changed and for the better, but we're not there yet.slavery and racism are no longer part of that state.. and haven't been for a very very long time.... yet some choose to refuse to see that, instead choosing to pretend nothing has changed since 1864.
And you say, "very, very long time" but as recently as my lifetime (1960s) the state leaders fought to maintain Jim Crow.
Not the 1860s, the 1960s. Big difference.as has been pointed out , the US flag has flown over some of history's worst atrocities, and yet no one chooses to assign those atrocities to that flag... even though the were worse and longer lasting than anything that happened under the stars and bars.
correctly, imo, other, more positive, meanings are assigned to the US flag.. freedom, liberty, democracy, glory, honor.. etc..... yet simple minded whiners are incapable of doing so with the star and bars, choosing instead to stay stuck in the 1860's as if that meaning is all it ever can hold.
And when did the confederate flag stop standing for white supremacy and the opposition to civil rights, which is what it stood for when it was raised onto the state capital in the 1960s? 1971? 1985? 1997? It still stands for white supremacy to racist dirtbags, same as it did to elected leaders in the 1950s and 1960s, so I guess the dirtbags didn't get the memo.