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why do people think the confederate flag is racist

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LibertyCampbell
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 1/23/2012 Category: Society
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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the confederate flag is not racist because its the flag of the confederacy people thinks its racist becuase they associate it with slavery Although it was bad that is not what the flag stands for ok yall dang yankees
LibertyCampbell

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I am going to assume that the resolution is: There is no compelling reason to believe the confederate flag has anything to do with racism.

However, the confederate flag is a symbol of states rights. That being said, with all the tention stirred up when Abraham Lincoln was elected president, (1) especially over his stances on slavery, if the states within the confederacy (and all the states in the confederacy actualy did) wished to maintain slavery dispite the efforts of the federal government, then it should be established already that because the people within America democratically elect their officials, everyone in the confederacy was in favor of slavery.

This is a compelling reason to associate the confederacy with racism. And as the confederate flag is the symbol of the confederacy, it thus is appropriate to suggest that racism and the confederate flag are bound in an unspoken way. (Or not, I guess)

Thank you for initiating this debate, and I now turn over.

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org...;
Debate Round No. 1
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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by LibertyCampbell 5 years ago
LibertyCampbell
No, I saw that the instigator had not been online for a day, and that the debate was 15 minutes per turn. It seemed pretty likely that it would play out well.
Posted by ConservativePolitico 5 years ago
ConservativePolitico
You predicted that awfully well, perhaps you are Pro AND Con? hmmm
Posted by LibertyCampbell 5 years ago
LibertyCampbell
I predict that my opponent will forfeit both rounds, and in round 2 I will say "Check", and then in round 3, "Please"
Posted by Gileandos 5 years ago
Gileandos
ROFL@Conservative

Snap.
Posted by MasturDbtor 5 years ago
MasturDbtor
How can you have a pro/con debate over "why do people think the confederate flag is racist"? That's not a yes or no question.
Posted by Connor666 5 years ago
Connor666
Redneck hick...cant even debate with you.
Posted by Oldfrith 5 years ago
Oldfrith
AAAHHHH!!!!! Every debate i want to join I can't!
Posted by ConservativePolitico 5 years ago
ConservativePolitico
Dang yankees... with a Green Bay Packer pic... *facepalm*

You don't get much more northerner than good ol' Wisconsinites :)
Posted by Ron-Paul 5 years ago
Ron-Paul
And who does this guy want to debate with? Everyone who has done a debate outranks him, and I am younger than him.
Posted by Ron-Paul 5 years ago
Ron-Paul
This debate should not have a resolution that is phrased as a question. I hate those. And I disagree with Stephen because in the first round, you don't have to explain things to well. I got it from the title. This debate has a clear resolution.
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