Should the confederate flag not be allowed in schools...
The reasoning behind banning the symbol has to do with disruption, and inciting racial tensions. That all people accept the meaning of this symbol in the same was as con is either naive or supercilious. The flag has deep and conflicting meanings based on the viewer. This is the very basis of the disruption it has caused at schools and other public areas.
The symbol, born under the context of a war at least somewhat fought over issues of slavery, cannot be reformed so easily for those know it as a symbol of oppression and dehumanization. Simply saying "That not how I see the symbol" is dismissive of how others view the same symbol, bring me right back to - con is either naive or supercilious in his personal definition of the meaning of the symbol.
The problem lies not in what one person may believe the flag symbolises, but how it is preceived by a great many, and if that preception is valid and may further lead to interfearance with the proper functioning of the school.
As we can see from this polling data, it is not just black studentes that have a negative reaction to the flag, it is the plurality of both white and black.
This is not hard to understand, as the flag has both recent history as a raciest symbol.
But a historic use as a symbol of oppression
They cant ban one thing and allow somthing like it in a dffrent versian.
The first thing people immedaitly jump to when they see that flag is racist, but most people do not mean for the flag to stand for racism.
Most people like me fly that flag to show that we come from the south it is not a hate thing, it is basically saying that is where people come from.
Your interpretation of the symbol is not germane to the debate question.
NO, stupid people will take that flag in a bad way when it means your from the south
The plurality of people who see it as a negative symbol would disagree.
I am not racist but I have the confederate flag on my wall. Because my great great great great great uncle was Robert E Lee does that make me racist if it does then you need to get your head checked
I am not saying you are or are not a racist. I don’t have that information. I am saying you are attempting to wear a symbol that is closely related, and perceived as, a symbol of racism, discrimination and oppression. That this is true makes it in the interest of schools to ban the wearing of this symbol in order to maintain the environment for its designed goal.
I read about a school in 2012 that did not allow a shirt with the confederate flag on it, yet they allow its ok to be ga y t shirts.
Aside from being completely unsubstantiated, I fail to see how this changes the issue at hand. If the “gay t-shirt” were causing disruptions, or inc1ting violence, then the school could have “banned” the wearer from continuing to wear it.
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