Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 month ago

Why does Nikki Haley think Dylan Roof hijacked the meaning of the Confederate Flag when the KKK has been using it since its inception ?

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Rewriting history.

    It is no accident that Confederate symbols have been the mainstay of white supremacist organizations, from the Ku Klux Klan to the skinheads. They did not appropriate the Confederate battle flag simply because it was pretty. They picked it because it was the flag of a nation dedicated to their ideals: 'that the ***** is not equal to the white man'. The Confederate flag, we are told, represents heritage, not hate. But why should we celebrate a heritage grounded in hate, a heritage whose self-avowed reason for existence was the exploitation and debasement of a sizable segment of its population?

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  • 1 month ago

    The flag that most people think of was NOT the actual flag of the confederacy. It was only the battle flag. It was rarely used until it was picked up by the dixiecrats nearly a 100 years later.  

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    WTF are you going on about ?

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