I do dislike what the confederate flag stands for, but I do see the need to allow for it to stay. Now as I said before I do not support what the flag means, but I do support the first amendment that guarantees freedom of speech. Banning the confederate flag would be an instance of censorship that would set a dangerous precedence. You set the precedence that anything that is found offensive can be banned. You allow for censorship to ban your freedom of speech because some found it offensive. I always quote the great philosopher known as Voltaire when situations such as these arrive. “I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it.” Now weather the state chooses to remove the flag from public property
On January 1992 the NAACP put in affect a boycott on South Carolina to pressure the state to remove the Confederate flag off of its Statehouse in Columbia. The boycott is what initially brought life to this issue. The NAACP’s removal request is based on the fact that they, the anti-flag groups, claim that the meaning of the Confederate flag is one of hate and discrimination. On the other hand, there are other groups that believe differently whom are called the pro-flag groups. They claim that the Confederate flag is a sign of heritage and should stay on South Carolina’s Statehouse. Anti-flag articles are more likely to be found published in well-known Liberal magazines, when credible pro-flag articles were hard
In America the confederate flag is often known as a symbol of slavery and abuse. Daniel Barkley argued a completely different argument in this text. He stated the confederate flag was removed from South Carolina’s State Capitol because African Americans began to make this their “black power flag”.
In my paper I will be discussing the Confederate Flag and its controversy in history and in todays views. The Confederate flag has been a negative symbol in American society since the 1800’s. It has been only recently that the Confederate flag has been brought back to life as a contemporary issue. In recent times the flag has been used as a motivation for racial strikes and other rebellious acts bring the issues of the flag and the controversy behind it back to life. The major questions I seek to answer in this essay it why the controversy of the Confederate flag only been brought back up recently and why the confederate flag was created the way it was. And the overall motivation behind its creation. The Confederate flag has only recently been brought back as an issue because of the recent racial attacks and an overall rebellious acts that swear under the confederate flag, back in the early 1860’s the confederate flag was first used to represent the southern states because the south was wanting to secede from the northern states. Because of the major shooting in Charleston controversy behind the confederate flag sparked back up. Major retailers like Walmart and Amazon and stopping the sale of the Confederate flag because of its growing symbol of racism. The Confederate flag has shifted from being viewed as the southern states to viewed as a symbol of racism. what does the future hold for the confederate flag and will it become a rare item?
The Confederate Flag is a demoralizing symbol to many African Americans in the United States. To a number of African Americans because they think this flag is a symbol of slavery and the domination whites had over slaves during the time of the civil war. This flag is
Within the United States of America, arguments, involving the Confederate Flag, are solved every sngle day. However, some controversies have managed to carry on from the 1800’s until present day without any solution. The text and symbolic meaning behind the “Confederate Flag” is a perfect example. The Confederate Flag is one of America’s most embattled symbolic controversies. Created in 1861in a battle between the South, Confederates, and the North, Union, two men by the name P.G.T. Beauregard and Congressman William P. Miles designed and created a flag that would represent the true southern pride and demands that would not only bring about conflict with one half of the nation but also with our American society today.
The confederate flag was used in the civil war where the south separated from the rest of the states. The reason for this was to keep slavery to not loose labor, they also didn't want to treat african american slaves as equals. The flag was used as the most popular symbol for the confederates. We fought our self and lost so many lives for this cause. In the end the north won, the south(confederate) join the u.s once more and slavery was not allowed and was passed as a law.
The Confederate flag has now become a hot issue for South Carolina, which is the last state to have the original Confederate flag still flying on its Statehouse. What got the State’s attention was the economic boycott of South Carolina that was announced on January 1992 by the NAACP to pressure the State to remove the Confederate flag off of its Statehouse in Columbia. The NAACP’s removal request is based on the fact that they, the anti-flag groups, claim that the meaning of the Confederate flag is one of hate and discrimination. On the other hand, there are other groups that believe differently whom are called the pro-flag groups. They claim that the Confederate flag is a sign of heritage
A total of five confederate flags have been fashioned, three official flags of the confederacy and two battle flags, but the one causing the most debate is the Navy Jack flag from a Tennessee battle ship during the Civil War. This is a rectangular flag displaying a red
The confederate flag first appeared when it became a symbol for the Confederate Army during the civil war. Even though The South lost, the flag remained a symbol for many individuals who supported Southern Nationalism. When General Robert E. Lee surrendered the confederate flag was lowered, however it was not lowered forever, shortly after the surrender of the rebels, the flag was flown again. This symbolizes
The confederate battle flag is much different than the rebel flag that is known today, the battle flag went through three distinct phases and the rebel flag was none of them. The first flag of the Confederate army was adopted in spring of 1861, and it had seven stars to represent the seven states that seceded from the Union. By
The pattern of the flag as a symbol is not cut and dry. The flag that we know as the Confederate Flag today was actually never the Confederate Army’s official flag. It was the Confederate battle flag of Northern Virginia. It is now a part of the culture and history of the United States. The meaning of the flag is dynamic. It has changed over time. The meaning of the flag is not shared. Its meaning varies from a simple historical material creation to a
That's why many people are against the Confederate flag. They made many places take it down from places. The Confederate flag is a symbol of hate in the USA. BODY PARAGRAPH 1: First, The Confederate flag is a symbol of slavery they mistreated black. In the article Trademart, The people that made slavery possible made it were everyone is not created equal (Kareem U. Crayton paragraph 1).
The use of the so called confederate flag isn't really a national flag at all. The commonly used symbol of the south and recently debated symbol has come under fire as racist and as a symbol of white supremecy. In true meaning the flags shown above are all different variations of flags flown by the confederate states during their four year succession from the united States. The battle flag is the one most commonly used as a symbol of southern pride. Many believe the flag portraits proslavery views which it does not. The flags colors stand the same meaning for those on old Glory but the thirteen stars represent the thirteen succeeded states. This flag never flew for slavery but only for the rights of the individuals from 13 states. This flag
The author mentioned that some citizens are still perturbed by the Confederate flag. While the number is slowly waning, many citizens were a part of the civil rights movement. They watched racist people protest against them using the flag as a symbol of racism, oppression, and hatred. To some, the flag may serve as a permanent reminder that racism is not truly dead in America.