- Mar 23, 2013
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- The Real World
I appreciate this perspective, and agree that there are some confederate statutes erected specifically to celebrate black oppression, rather than memorialize the men who fought on the side of the south.
I used to have rebel flag stickers on my truck years ago, but for me it was a symbol of rebellion, not because I wanted a return to slavery.However, even back then it was interpreted by other people as a symbol of bigotry. It eventually became an issue of what other people's perspective on it was, regardless of my intent that I removed them. I think that is the important part of this debate. When a monument was erected to "show white domination" as some are, then remove them. If they were established to honor bravery and and service to their country, accept it and leave it be.