Skip to comments.Black College Student Wins Fight to Display Confederate Flag in Dorm Room
Posted on 12/02/2011 2:33:09 PM PST by OL Hickory
A black college student has won the fight to keep a Confederate flag in his dorm room after school officials initially told him to take it down.
Its not racist for me, Thomas, a Georgia native, said in the video. All it is is a symbol that I see as a sign of respect, and people dont want to see it that way.
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This will cause liberal heads to EXPLODE! lol
Are black people allowed to have pride in their Southern roots? It may be legal, but it’s not politically correct. Southerners are supposed to be ashamed of their heritage, especially if they’re black.
Great story, especially his comments on how he came to realise through a class project that the flag’s meaning had been hijacked. And that people should CONSIDER THINGS RATHER THAN HAVE KNEE-JERK REACTIONS. This young man’s advice would serve a few freepers well on this topic. Just sayin’...
We had no idea of how insensitive we were being. /s
Good decision, however it’s not really a victory —does anyone really think that a WHITE guy would have been permitted this?
This is similar 2 the way it’s OK for black people 2 use a certain very bad word, but if a white guy says it, his/her career is finished —just ask Dr. Laura (who has disappeared).
Different rules for different people —one side-effect of the glorious trip from the melting pot to the “tossed salad”..
There’s more than a few black southern families with GG-Grandaddy’s confederate reunion flag secreted away in the attic.
Back in the early 1960s, Disneyland had hundreds of children’s Confederate kepis (hats) for sale with the Confederate battle flag on top.
I know that, and you know that, but stick around and we’re bound to see the morons commenting on how wrong it is for Southerners to be proud of who they are.
She does her show on the web, free from any restrictions.
Without a doubt!
Huh? I think it was seen as a flag during the Civil War.
OK, so now its illegal to display the stars and bars unless you are black. Great.
I remember those!
God bless this young man. He is wiser beyond his years. I wish him the best success in his life. It is important to stand up for your ideals. I am a descendant of Confederate veterans. I look at it similarly. Slavery was a travesty but we must move past that (as our country has)and not try to erase history.
[from wikipedia] The 1st Louisiana Native Guard (CSA) was a Confederate Louisiana militia of “free persons of color” formed on May 2, 1861 in New Orleans, Louisiana. It was disbanded in February 1862; ten per cent of its members joined the Union Army’s 1st Louisiana Native Guard regiment (later the 73rd Regiment Infantry U.S. Colored Troops). The CSA did not use this Confederate Native Guard regiment in any military action, and failed to provide it with uniforms or arms. Most of the men in the unit used their own resources to obtain weapons and uniforms which were displayed in a parade in New Orleans on January 8, 1862. When the Louisiana State Legislature passed a law in January 1862 that reorganized the militia by conscripting “all the free white males capable of bearing armsâ¦ irrespective of nationality”, the 1st Louisiana Native Guard was also affected. It was forced to disband on February 15, 1862.
They have disowned you - I got a FReepmail - they are trying to tell you - but you won’t listen;)
Then I guess they wouldn’t want to see this website.. http://blackcowboys.com
Craziest thing this Yankee could imagine seeing and I figured there must be a lot of Southerns who had moved North. Then I drove by the Walpole High School which had “ Home of The Rebels “ on the side of the facade and a Confederate flag flying in front. Mystery solved.
On our high school 1960 Senior Trip, we went to, among other places, Gettysburg, where one could buy Confederate flags and hats with the Confederate flag in front I got mine.
It was a different world.
I'm a black man pushing 60, and I can attest that what you say is correct. My entire family tree goes back to the Deep South, at least into the mid 1800s. I've got white ancestors who fought on both sides of the Civil War, and of course I have ancestors who were slaves (even some slave owners).
One of my ancestors was the author of the Crittenden Compromise. Some family members of my generation disown the man, because they disagree with that document. Can't say that I'm all that proud of it, either, but family is family in my mind. Even if they were long deceased before you were born. Those are my roots, for good or bad.
Pretty soon, we will hear accusations that he has sexually harassed multiple white women who are not only blonde, but have terrible FICO scores.
I know all about that. Family is family, for good or bad. I have ancestors I’m very proud of, and some I’m ashamed of. I have some family that I’m both proud and ashamed of at the same time. What can you do? It is what it is.
LOL! That's truer than you know!
Cool website. Just goes to show that you can find anything on the web.
Family is family. One of my great-grandfathers fought for the CSA while his younger brother joined the Union. They were western Virginians and second cousins to Stonewall Jackson. My great-grandfather’s brother was denied a $5 a month pension by the War Dept. because his brother fought for the Confederates.
Have long appreciated your writing skills on FReeper threads. Your family history is fascinating and I wonder if you have ever considered authoring a book on such an accomplished and diverse group of ancestors?
It would be a great read.
We're sufficiently removed in time from that horrible episode in our nation's history, that I don't feel any sense of shame for the politics and social mores of my ancestors. They were people of their age, and were embarking on a learning experience that would come to reshape the whole nation.
I haven't done the research, but I'd willing to bet that my grandfather four generations removed, went to his death bed regretting the compromise he authored. He may even have known that he had a couple of mulatto grandchildren, before he died.
Same thing happened with my G-G-G grandfather and his brother. Interestingly, I have the same schism with some of my own brothers now.
Amen. May it ever be so.
Your family history is fascinating and I wonder if you have ever considered authoring a book on such an accomplished and diverse group of ancestors?
I've actually considered it. It's something that I hope to do after I retire. My dad has done decades of research into the family tree, so I've got a tremendous amount of leads to start from.
Thank you for the kind words.
Dammit. I just knew that was coming .. LOL
I still luv yah;)
p.s. hurry up with the chronicles - I’m old and barely hangin’ on.
A clear double standard as racism is concerned.If the young man had been white, the flag would have come down and he would be out of school.The most discriminated against group in this country is the white American male. Glad that he stood his ground though
Slavery was a travesty but we must move past that (as our country has)and not try to erase history.
Folks that can’t let the past be past, never mention that the USA was the only country to fight a war to end it. It still thrives in Africa and the middle east though
really bad comparison
Now start listening to Bob Wills, Ernest Tubb, George Jones and real Country music. You may no longer have any black family members left! :-)
As I've mentioned a few times on FR, my mom and brother are dumb-assed libtards. Anyone who has managed to earn and save a few extra dollars is to blame for all their misery. It's really pathetic.
I sure hope none of them were any of were flying the Stars and Bars upside down.
Your terseness leaves me wondering why that was a bad comparison. I also wonder if you have any sense of humor.
Damn, you must be spying on me. LOL
I finally got over my allergy to country music a couple of years ago. Had to, because no other genre makes real music anymore.
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