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Old 07-03-2019, 08:17 AM
Status: "vive Saint-Antoine!" (set 3 days ago)
 
Location: College Park Georgia
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Originally Posted by Iconographer View Post
9th generation, actually. And my comment should not be interpreted as support for the flag-waver, because I don't. But if he were a virulent racist as some would depict him, why wouldn't he just back the truck up and drive away upon seeing his would-be clients? I see this more as an object lesson for him in that little gestures can make a big impact upon others. Hopefully he learned his, and threw the flag on the nearest burn pile. He owes that to the family that schooled him, as they handled him with aplomb. He will probably listen.

As to whether or not my forebears owned slaves six generations ago colors my current trains of thought, that is ludicrous.
So the answer is yes, they did own slaves, but that fact doesn't color your current train of thought.

I never understood the need for white Americans of Southern extraction to boast about their extended heritage without at least OWNING the racist baggage that comes with it. What comes around, goes around. And here we go.

 
Old 07-03-2019, 08:26 AM
 
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Anybody who goes through THAT much trouble to fly a Confederate flag is probably a racist.
A big Confederate flag in ATLANTA of all places at that. And he thought that simply taking it down was going to make everything okay. Smh...
 
Old 07-03-2019, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Prepperland
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The irony is that there were black Confederate soldiers, who held that flag dear.
 
Old 07-03-2019, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, Birmingham, Charlotte, and Raleigh
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It's Georgia, so...
 
Old 07-03-2019, 08:31 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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So the answer is yes, they did own slaves, but that fact doesn't color your current train of thought.

I never understood the need for white Americans of Southern extraction to boast about their extended heritage without at least OWNING the racist baggage that comes with it. What comes around, goes around. And here we go.
WHAT? Who's boasting? You are making some vast leaps to conclusion in order to advance your faltering narrative. Go cast your accusations elsewhere; I'm in no mood to be the subject of a witch hunt.
 
Old 07-03-2019, 08:34 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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It's Georgia, so...
That's right, hold the entire state accountable.

This thread sure went from Zero to Stupid in no time flat.
 
Old 07-03-2019, 08:39 AM
 
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The irony is that there were black Confederate soldiers, who held that flag dear.
Like who?
 
Old 07-03-2019, 08:40 AM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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Meh .... So far, I'm not buying it. I live in Mississippi and it has been YEARS since I saw a flag flying like that. It's a quick way to get your vehicle damaged.

Could have happened. I'm just saying probably not.
 
Old 07-03-2019, 08:40 AM
 
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The irony is that there were black Confederate soldiers, who held that flag dear.
Nope.

There were blacks pressed into the Confederate army with guns at their backs and family held hostage back on the plantations.
 
Old 07-03-2019, 08:45 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Nope.

There were blacks pressed into the Confederate army with guns at their backs and family held hostage back on the plantations.
If there was black support for the Cause, it was on the Union side, obviously. Not that their sacrifices were appreciated by that side, either.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/54th_M...antry_Regiment
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