Confederate Flag: Symbol of ?

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    Speaking as a lifelong Californian, I see a great dichotomy in the perception of the Confederate Flag between White and Black Americans. For my Black friends, it seems to be a symbol of slavery, segregation, discrimination and racism. For my White friends, it is a symbol of Civil War military battles, moonshine and backwoods shenanigans a la the Dukes of Hazard.

    I wonder if these divergent views will ever be reconciled. :confused:
     
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    a failed past.
     
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    Could you be specific about which Confederate flag you are referring to?

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    The one on the roof of "General Lee" (Confederate battle flag?).
     
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    The battle flag of the Army of Northern Virginia. Got it.
     
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    The General Lee had a rectangular flag, which was the battle flag of the Army of Tennessee. The battle flag of the Army of Northern Virginia, while of the same design, was square.

    Flags of the Confederate States of America - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    No wonder the south lost, they could not even agree on a flag.
     
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    Who cares?
     
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    It is one of the ironies of this country that some have taken the confederate flat that might have been symbolic of the bravery of all Americans North and South and made it into a hate symbol.
     
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    The "Stars and Bars" has been used prominently at KKK rallies and segregationist political events and demonstrations to this day. To southern whites it is the "Flag of Resistance" defying not only blacks but also northerners. Check the video archives of any southern TV station and this becomes obvious. This is still the meaning most connected to it by southern whites today.
     
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