Thursday, August 17, 2017

NOT a Racist Symbol?

Many claim it is a sign of a heritage and that it is not racist. Going back to the "strict interpretation" of those who supported it and promoted it in the 1860s. They thought otherwise....

As a people, we are fighting to maintain the Heaven-ordained supremacy of the white man over the inferior or colored race; a white flag would thus be emblematical of our cause.… Such a flag…would soon take rank among the proudest ensigns of the nations, and be hailed by the civilized world as THE WHITE MAN'S FLAG [sic].
-Thompson, William T. (April 23 and 28, 1863). "Daily Morning News". Savannah, Georgia.

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