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 Posted: Fri Oct 5th, 2007 02:07 pm
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Grumpy Geezer

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Location: Tennessee USA
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It really depends on the context of the display. If it was in fact merely to educate (i.e.- this is what the flag of the Confederacy looked like), then I have no problem with that. If, on the other hand, it was there to "honor" and be a symbol with an underlying political statement, then it has no place in a school. Having said that, there's many things in Lorraine's letter I totally disagree with, including:

"It was a symbol of their sovereignty long before it, unfortunately, became a symbol of racism in America."

"Being offended by the Confederate Flag is a result of being ignorant of it's history. "

"It is unfortunate that today this flag has been adopted by a subculture that promotes racism but that is not what it originally stood for."

I find all these things incorrect for various reasons stated on other threads.

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