Should we be allowed to keep the confederate flag?
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To both of these, I say it is wrong to keep it as either a symbol of the south or use it in government. Now, to be clear, no-one is saying that individuals should be stripped of their right to fly whatever flag they want, whether it be a swastika or union jack. What I am saying is that governments should not keep the confederate flag and that society as a whole should condemn those who do use them- like we would those who use the swastika.
Secondly, why should society condemn the flag? It is a symbol of three key things that no-one can deny. It represents slavery, treachery and segregation. Why should society be ok with a flag that represents that? Government, by using the flag is, in a sense supporting those ideas.
Lastly, we need to understand the history of the flag. It was actually never the official flag of the confederacy but is widely seen to represent it. The confederacy was formed when white, southern slave owners rebelled and broke off from the US, essentially becoming traitors. There motives have been debated but it was fundamentally about the north wanted slavery being restricted while the south wanted to keep slavery. Now why would anyone support slave owning traitors by using their flag? It is beyond me.The next part of the history is during the civil rights movement where southerners used the flag as a sign of their support for institutionalized racism and segregation. Again, why would we want to support that?
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