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Why Would A Black Man Wanna Fly A Confederate Flag?!?
Average Bro.com ^ | 6 DEC 2011 | Satff

Posted on 01/18/2013 12:41:21 PM PST by onedoug

Byron Thomas is 19, black, a freshman at the University of South Carolina Beaufort and a proud Southerner. He hung a Confederate flag in his dorm room window until the university asked him to take it down because several people had complained about it. (The university later stepped back from the request, saying all students have the right to free speech.)

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: confederateflag
"That flag means to me Southern heritage. I love the South. I've always lived in the South. And everything about the South, to me, is just great." --Byron Thomas

This is a little old, I know. But I thought it very interesting, and couldn't find it posted elsewhere.

1 posted on 01/18/2013 12:41:27 PM PST by onedoug
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To: stylecouncilor; windcliff

Southern ping....


2 posted on 01/18/2013 12:43:04 PM PST by onedoug
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To: onedoug
The university later stepped back from the request, saying all students have the right to free speech.
No, all minority students have the right to free speech. If this was a white guy, he'd have been run off campus.
3 posted on 01/18/2013 12:45:44 PM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: onedoug

Many blacks fought for and served in the Army of the Confederacy with distinction. This is a fact recognized by the Union at the time. Many blacks fought believing it would move them closer to freedom—we shall never know if this would have happened—but it was possible. Only with the Civil Rights Movement—and opposition of the so called Dixiecrats that the battle flag of the CSA has been vilified as a hate symbol. Others fought for the south as well—Cherokee Indians, and others. Some from the North came to defend the idea of succession. Black Confederates need to be honored—there is a group that needs a monument!


4 posted on 01/18/2013 12:49:30 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: onedoug

I’ve got a better question. Why would stupid kids enjoying the fruits of capitalism wear Che t-shirts?


5 posted on 01/18/2013 12:49:45 PM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: onedoug

Back in my jr high/high school southern rock and Dukes of Hazzard loving days I had a confederate flag. And I cast no aspersions on someone who still has one.

At this point, however, I feel like the KKK and Neo Nazis have co-opted the flag to the point where I wouldn’t be comfortable having or displaying one .

To me (and this is my opinion only) it’s a little like the Roman salute, and how now its seen as “Heil Hitler” and not a legitimate gesture.


6 posted on 01/18/2013 12:55:13 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: SampleMan

State education.


7 posted on 01/18/2013 12:56:22 PM PST by onedoug
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To: onedoug
I try hard...I really do...to feel the white guilt my long and involved Southern heritage should torture me with as demanded by the immoral yet surprisingly self righteous and delusional liberal gods of asshole America...

...but I can't cuz it just ain't reality.

8 posted on 01/18/2013 12:56:55 PM PST by Happy Rain ("Banning guns over Adam Lanza would be like banning speech over Bill Maher.")
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To: onedoug
IIRC
many black (slave-owners) fought FOR the south during the unCIVIL war.

9 posted on 01/18/2013 12:58:05 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Bozo man can :-)
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To: onedoug
Like H. K. Edgerton. Most people --- even most FReepers --- would probably be surprised at how many black Confederates thee are.


10 posted on 01/18/2013 1:00:01 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o (Heritage, not Hate.)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade
There are several monuments to Black Confederates, http://www.southernheritage411.com/bc.php?nw=036

This includes a monument at Arlington Cemetery: http://www.blackconfederatesoldiers.com/black_soldiers_memorials_5.html

11 posted on 01/18/2013 1:06:50 PM PST by Martin Tell (ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

The KKK also uses the Bible.

Did you stop displaying your Bible?


12 posted on 01/18/2013 1:11:11 PM PST by TSgt (Infringe upon my 2nd Amendment rights and learn how to speed read at 3000 feet per second...)
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To: onedoug

maybe because southern culture today is more free and open and respectful than northern opression and hidden racism.


13 posted on 01/18/2013 1:12:34 PM PST by bravo whiskey (“People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people.”)
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To: onedoug

You have to read the comments at the end of the story. WOW!!!


14 posted on 01/18/2013 1:22:13 PM PST by Mathews (Ecclesiastes 10:2 (NIV))
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To: bravo whiskey
maybe because southern culture today is more free and open and respectful than northern oppression and hidden racism.

I post this periodically (and apologies to those who've seen it before) but these two maps provide further proof positive that your assessment is 100% correct. Compare the states of the Confederacy and those states where Right to Work is the law. Note that every single state of the old Confederacy now stands uniformly in opposition to the slavery of unionism. The "Solid South" is back and stands as the vanguard against the tyranny of Big Labor:


15 posted on 01/18/2013 1:29:55 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: onedoug

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16 posted on 01/18/2013 1:33:02 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Capitol to the districts: "May the odds be ever in your favor.")
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To: re_nortex

Plus the healthiest areas of the midwest and western states.


17 posted on 01/18/2013 1:34:44 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Capitol to the districts: "May the odds be ever in your favor.")
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To: onedoug
Maurice Bessinger had his Piggy Park BBQ sauce pulled from the Piggly Wiggly and other grocery chains because he saw heritage and not hate in the CSA battle flag...

Still has the best sauce ever made and it still sells just as well.

When it comes down to opinions, I respect the man who sees the Lord before the Devil when all things are considered...

...but the Godless Left is just that and nothing else.

18 posted on 01/18/2013 1:57:13 PM PST by Happy Rain ("Banning guns over Adam Lanza would be like banning speech over Bill Maher.")
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To: onedoug

Why would a black kid display the American flag? Slavery thrived under it longer than it did in the Confederacy.


19 posted on 01/18/2013 2:32:23 PM PST by Tublecane
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To: onedoug

I remember the days when the university flew the “Stars and Bars” right next to the “Stars and Stripes” at football games, how there was an invocation and national anthem before the game and how the student body sang “Dixie” during halftime.


20 posted on 01/18/2013 2:54:19 PM PST by 353FMG ( I refuse to specify whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

“At this point, however, I feel like the KKK and Neo Nazis have co-opted the flag to the point where I wouldn’t be comfortable having or displaying one.”

The TEA Party (Revolutionary War) flag is a good substitute; doesn’t have the same baggage (yet), though it was used at a time where most, if not all, of the states had legalized slavery.


21 posted on 01/18/2013 3:54:53 PM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Very interesting.

To me, today, the Stars and Bars represent a strong slap in the face to the Stateism that is so prevalent in both the democrat and Republican cabals of the Federal government in Washington.

I’d personally like to tell the Feds to go ef themselves. But as I desire to recoup from them the Social Security they took from me for my entire working career, and from which I consider a piece of as some small compensation for having served in the Army during this country’s miserable surrender of what could have been total victory in Vietnam...yeah, I’m going to call them Damned Yankees, and tell them through that flag that they can at least symbolically go the Hell as well.


22 posted on 01/18/2013 8:49:14 PM PST by onedoug
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