Can people be so ignorant I believed at one point what these GOBVERNMENT controlled schools told me but no it is not racist. The south fought for what the constitution stands for, INDIVIDUAL FREEDOM. Not slavery, not racism, independence. My uncle is a high school history teacher and so is his wife (my aunt). One day my parents asked them what the flag meant because I wanted a phone case for it. The second my dad said that it was a confederate flag, my uncles screamed HA THE FATHERS OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THIS COUNTRY and when I asked him why he said that he said " because I study history for a living" Any person I ask who has a real tell on history tells me they were freedom fighters not slave owners and for the record history is written by the victors and the history is controlled by the government which goes straight into our ignorant brains.