People Need to Learn Their History!! Ignorance is why many people think the flag is racist. Just because some people who fly the flag are racist does not mean that all who fly the flag are racist. That's like saying that all Germans are Nazis because during WW2 we fought against Germany. That is not the case. The ones who find the flag racist are the ones who are spoonfed their knowledge by the media. People who shout "Racism" are the racist ones because they are the ones bringing race into the situation. Just because some little racist a$$hole decided to shoot a bunch of innocent people and use the Confederate Flag as a racist symbol does not mean that HE is the basis of the entire history of a flag. It just means that he was a dumb a$$ who deserves to get killed in prison. My husband and I fly a Confederate Flag and we are not racist. The Historical Society needs to get involved with all the BS going on with the Confederate Flag nowadays. We need to preserve the history of our country. Just because some people get offended (ones who don't know their history) does that mean that American History needs to be erased? I'm offended of people who complain about the Confederate Flag and complain about everything just because they don't agree. If the Confederate Flag is banned then the American Flag should be banned as well or the American flag should be replaced: the new American Flag should be all white for "We Surrender" because the Government is so scared of offending someone.