The True Meaning of the Confederate Flag

The True Meaning of the Confederate Flag

Joshua Ketter, Contributor

The confederate flag was created back in the American civil war to represent the confederate states of America who had wanted to leave the original United States of America because they had felt that they were not being fairly represented in the government and were outraged at the fact that the government wanted to abolish slavery in America.

In the south, plantation owners relied on slaves for the work and if the government did take away all the slaves, then the farms would be ruined. But the south lost the war and the flag wasn’t important anymore until the KKK adopted it as their symbol of segregation and racism. It got a very bad reputation as being a flag of hatred and slavery, but most southerners still think of this flag as being a symbol of their heritage, but most modern-day Americans see it as a sign of hatred aimed at African Americans.

Mr. Githler said: “The flag represents to me, a rebellion against the government of the U.S., and was also used later as a symbol of segregation. That being said, it is also a historic icon, and means different things to other people. I am never in favor of banning free expression, so I am against limiting access to the confederate flag.” But just because people see it as a symbol from a dark time in our past doesn’t mean we should get rid of it because it is a very good reminder to never let it happen again in America or anywhere else in the world.