Is The Confederate Flag A Symbol Of Heritage Or Racism?

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We all know there are all kinds of things that symbolize racism. Two things come to my mind, the Swastika and the Confederate flag. But recently I found a story that is stirring all kinds of controversy. A neighborhood in Summerville South Carolina is dealing with a white neighbor who is insisting on flying the confederate flag. I didn't pay any attention until I found out that the neighborhood is over 98% black.

So I began to wonder, am I missing something? Are there missing details from the news story?

Here are the facts:

The neighborhood is considered a black neighborhood.
The white neighbor has lived in her NEW home for 3 months.
She decided to fly confederate flag 1 month ago.

I've watched CNN several times and I realize she isn't waving the flag because she's a attending college at Ole Miss. But I am wondering when she moved into the neighborhood, did she think neighbors would embrace her symbol of pride?

Her response, "I am free to put whatever I want in my yard, just as my neighbors are."

From the local sources, residents are planning to petition the city council to have the flag removed.

I've never traveled to Summerville, but I know there are swirl relationships there. I noticed the city website has a diverse group of citizen pictures, which represent their population. And after a quick google search, I don't think Al Sharpton has organized any protests in the city.

 

I've dated women from all over the world. I love meeting women from different cultures and backgrounds. Both of my children are bi-racial. Dallas has the most beautiful women in the world, and I've been very blessed to have dated some of them. Since I'm divorced and single, I date on a semi-regular basis.

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