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Very misleading of you.. Slavery was happening on this soil, long before we were a country....The fact is that the first slaves to come to what is now called the United States,were brought here starting in around 1526.
Yeah, because that is where the first white settlers were.... It spread through out the land...Not sure why that is supposed to matter.... Eventually the north took a general stand against it, the south, for it....
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There were many black people forced to fight for the confederate army, by their white owners...
Does this change the fact that their was this thing called the civil war, and in it, one of the things they fought over, was the right to own human beings? No.
Isn't it great that the union won so that we could move on and get started on this dream much quicker? I wonder how many years it would have taken us to get where we are now, if the south had won...You think we would have ever heard of Martin Luther King Jr? Hmmm
Originally posted by PassedKarma
I have certainly noticed an increase in racism in general. And people being blatantly open about it.edit on 16-9-2011 by PassedKarma because: edit
Originally posted by imitator
reply to post by gimme_some_truth
Your saying the North started the war over slavery..... if so you would be VERY wrong . Like I said it's simple, the North feared the south becoming it's own economic power/ country. Nothing about slavery in that. Both had them before the war...
edit on 17-9-2011 by imitator because: (no reason given)
It is past time for the hate to end, people.
Just the other day I saw a pick up truck with a gun rack in the window and a confederate flag sticker in the corner of the window. Also on the flag sticker it read One Love. Ever see that before? Me neither.
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Originally posted by xEphon
I'm curious to see if this has been happening in the places you live too. I've noticed this here in PA. I hear many people claim it isn't about racism and frankly that's just BS. The confederate flag always has and always will be about racism.
Originally posted by TreesusChrist
Originally posted by fireysnowman29
Originally posted by TreesusChrist
Almost every black person in the world will agree with the fact that the confederate flag is symbolic of oppression and racism. Weird how white southerners think it represents rebellion or freedom...
weird how every tom dick and harrry think they know what others think huh? fact that its symbolic of oppression and racism? think again
the flag is a part of American history. the saying "heritage not hate" holds true. the flag is hung up on my wall, no im not a southerner, i'm an American.
When people look at the confederate flag they see what symbolism they want to see. weird huh?edit on 17-9-2011 by fireysnowman29 because: because i can
All that doesn't change what it means to black people.