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Old 07-30-2015, 02:23 PM
 
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So I found a home (strong contender) in Forney and I decided to explore the area a little bit after my realtor and I were finished viewing the home. Initially I was considering a new build but I really don't want to spend all that money so I decided to look in the older part of Forney. So next street over I pass by two houses with the confederate flag flying high and I was taken back.

So my question to the minority posters has anybody else experienced this and what are your thoughts? About me: black/Native American who grew up in a small town (town was pretty much half white/half Native American) in Oklahoma and have never seen people flying confederate flags growing up.
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Old 07-30-2015, 03:07 PM
 
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The though never crossed my mind about Oklahoma. I guess its not really what you'd consider the south outside of maybe the Ozark region in the east, which I haven't seen much of.

It never fails that I see it somewhere daily large or small. Usually on someone's license plate frame. Most who fly it are probably harmless and don't understand the fear or immediate judgement they might get for flying it. I personally don't understand that, but it is what it is and if you want to fly it, its your right. You could be the nicest people in the world, but I think many people will judge and possibly avoid or be cautious around that person. Not because I think that person is necessarily racist, but because I think its absolutely ridiculous to sit there and ignore the symbolism that emanates from it. Its not about being PC to me. Its about common sense and decency. But hey, I would never tell someone they can't fly it. I'm just probably going to avoid you if I can because at that point you've made a conscious decision.

In other words, even many of us from here still are dismayed to see it, but maybe we are used to it being there moreso than people who aren't from the South.
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Old 07-31-2015, 10:04 PM
 
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Cherokee Stand Watie was a general for the CSA. The USA had no American Indians as generals.
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Old 08-01-2015, 01:43 AM
 
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So my question to the minority posters has anybody else experienced this and what are your thoughts? About me: black/Native American who grew up in a small town (town was pretty much half white/half Native American) in Oklahoma and have never seen people flying confederate flags growing up.
Everyone in Texas is a minority. It's been that way since 2003.

As for the flag, I don't see it much, but a lot of Indians fought for the Confederacy, including my wife's Chickasaw great-great-great grandfather. Someone (don't know who) makes sure his grave is decorated with a little rebel flag.
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Old 08-01-2015, 09:05 AM
 
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SO is Cherokee, GA/AL and a Cherokee/Black ancestor. For him the flag is a reminder of those who fought, suffered and died for their country, their believes or were forced to do so be it soldiers or civilians.

We had issues with HOA in AL when we flew the flag of my hometown where the peace treaties were signed on August 8 ending the 30 Year War which devastated Europe. I will fly it this year in Texas - beautiful piece of custom made pottery 3x4 feet. Same difference!
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Old 08-01-2015, 03:37 PM
 
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Everyone in Texas is a minority. It's been that way since 2003.

As for the flag, I don't see it much, but a lot of Indians fought for the Confederacy, including my wife's Chickasaw great-great-great grandfather. Someone (don't know who) makes sure his grave is decorated with a little rebel flag.
I'm not Cherokee or Chickasaw. My tribe definitely wasn't friendly with white settlers. There is a reason why these tribes were members of the Five Civilized Tribes because they were the first to assimilate.
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