What Does The Confederate Flag Mean To You?


by SavvyRoo on Apr 4, 2015 | Views: 160 | Score: 1
% of Americans that see the Confederate flag as... A symbol of southern pride41
Neither / Not Sure28
A symbol of racism31
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SavvyRoo
SavvyRoo on Apr 4, 2015 8:34 AM said:

The use and presence of the Confederate flag has always been somewhat of a contentious issue within the United States. But what exactly does it mean? Americans, as it turns out are pretty evenly divided over the issue. While a slim plurality of Americans claim that the flag is simply a symbol of southern pride, about a third of Americans believe that the Confederate flag is a thinly veiled symbol for racism.

William Achnitz III
William Achnitz III on Apr 6, 2015 11:06 PM said:

The results of the poll are interesting. Older generations tend to view it as a symbol for southern pride whereas younger generations tend to see it as a symbol for racism. Unfortunately, the flag is a function of both; just depends on the person.

Noah
Noah on Apr 12, 2015 6:34 AM said:

Totally agree William. It is both. Which raises interesting questions about where we draw lines on tolerance, free speech, hate speech, government use, political correctness, etc.