Confederate Flag: Let It Fly or Take It Down?

News & Politics, Confederate flag, Southern Pride, The South, History    

by Melissa Stansfeld


The gist

There's a lot of debate. It is hate or is it heritage? It is ok? Or...
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There's a lot of debate. It is hate or is it heritage? It is ok? Or is it not?
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  Opinion Poll


   880 Points on the line.

   118 joined this poll.     

   0 Days Remaining.

   13 Comments.




This poll has ended.

Let It Fly


12%
Take It Down


88%

Comments

  • 64.71%

    Top Comment: Daisy Drake voted for Take It Down over 2 years ago.

    Taking down the #ConfederateFlag will improve race relations immeadiately. it's the flag that's the problem. not the people. right ? hit like if y'all agree


  • 88.5%

    Top Comment: Chael R2D2 voted for Take It Down over 2 years ago.

    Take It Down! The Confederate flag is offensive. It's a symbol of hate. Not "southern pride"


  • 80.0%

    Top Comment: Charles Fisher voted for Take It Down over 2 years ago.

    It?s always going to be a slap in the face': Confederate flag at center of growing political storm


  • 88.57%

    Oliver Kirksen voted for Take It Down over 2 years ago.

    The nazi flag was outlawed after WW2. Why not this one too? It is a evil symbol, no better than the swastika. Someone showing a nazi flag in Germany will be arrested even if it's "part of hystory"


  • 47.06%

    Gracie Moore over 2 years ago.

    Here?s Why the Confederate Flag Is Still Flying in South Carolina,
    http://time.com/3928411/south-carolina-confederate-flag-charleston-church/


  • 64.71%

    Daisy Drake voted for Take It Down over 2 years ago.

    Taking down the #ConfederateFlag will improve race relations immeadiately. it's the flag that's the problem. not the people. right ? hit like if y'all agree


  • 46.67%

    Demi Williams voted for Let It Fly over 2 years ago.

    Let It Fly. The basic argument here is that there is a legal right to fly the Confederate flag in South Carolina, and that the flag represents Southern pride and heritage


  • 80.0%

    Charles Fisher voted for Take It Down over 2 years ago.

    It?s always going to be a slap in the face': Confederate flag at center of growing political storm


  • 88.5%

    Chael R2D2 voted for Take It Down over 2 years ago.

    Take It Down! The Confederate flag is offensive. It's a symbol of hate. Not "southern pride"


  • 68.42%

    Brianna McCullough voted for Take It Down over 2 years ago.

    A lot of people here prefer to take it down.


  • 83.46%

    Bryan Couture voted for Take It Down over 2 years ago.

    Those who would like to see the Confederate flag removed say that though it is a part of our nation's history, it is a hurtful symbol of racism and hate and should not be displayed by government entities.


  • 77.78%

    Thyrone Ross voted for Take It Down over 2 years ago.

    It should be taken down, put in a museum, just like they do with Nazi paraphernalia


  • 57.14%

    Victoria Metcalfe voted for Take It Down over 2 years ago.

    As a son of the south, it should come down. It should never have flown, or been incorporated into state flags, after the war. It was a flag of treason. I understand the politics of why it was allowed then. We are more aware, educated and connected now.


  • 60.0%

    Floyd Cavendish voted for Take It Down over 2 years ago.

    Look what i've found:
    http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/06/take-down-the-confederate-flag-now/396290/


  • 84.48%

    Piper Gray voted for Take It Down over 2 years ago.

    Take it down. The State of South Carolina already took it off the dome. It is time to remove it from the State government property completely.


  • 54.01%

    Titus Fitz voted for Take It Down over 2 years ago.

    Symbols are powerful. Unfortunately, this symbol isn't just about Southern Pride but also about the injustices that were perpetuated on one group by another.


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