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The Flag That Flies

The Confederate flag was a symbol used by Southern states who wanted to represent themselves and secede from the United States of America. Even though the North won the Civil War, many states in the South still fly the Confederate flag with pride. For people who fly the flag It is simply a reminder of their Southern roots. For those who don’t fly the flag, seeing the Confederate Stars and Stripes brings back a very dark past and honors a time period where America was completely divided on issues as basic as human rights. The Huffington Post covered a story on citizen to fly the Confederate flag and those who live in neighborhoods where neighbors fly the Confederate flag. There are two perspectives to every story in The Huffington Post wanted to shine a spotlight on each. Annie Caddell Made headlines as she fought to buy hurricane said a red flag as high as possible. For her the flag was not a racially based symbol but a symbol of her family history. Caddell lives in a predominantly black neighborhood where neighbors were offended by the flag period they rallied for her to remove the flag but could not force her in the eyes of the law. Many of her neighbors understood that she had her right but we’re still uncomfortable with the flag regardless of her reasoning. A poll taken on whether or not the Confederate flag should still fly drew racial boundaries with many white Americans and black Americans picking sides. James Dondero noted on his linkedin account that Caucasian Americans were reported as wanting the flag to fly and African Americans have wanted it to be taken down. Even though people are 100-percent allowed to fly a confederate flag, they should do so with knowing that the type of history that the flag brings back.