Essay The Confederate Flag : Racist Or Not?

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The Confederate Flag: Racist or Not? Is the confederate flag racist or not? The Confederate flag is not an official battle flag. It was the battle flag of General Robert E. Lee’s unit. Which leads me to ask, how can you judge someone you don’t know for flying the confederate battle flag? Even though the Confederate flag represents a time of succession, the flag still has other representations; therefore, we shouldn’t ban/nor take down the flag because it is a battle flag but there are still some people who believe it is racist/hateful.
First off, there were many official flags, but the Confederate battle flag was never one of them. There was the Stars and Bars flag. Another official flag was the Stainless Banner flag. Additionally, for the last official flag of the Confederacy was the Blood Stained Banner flag. The Stars and Bars flag was from March 4, 1861 to May 1st, 1863. It was designed by “Prussian artist Nicola Marschall in Marion, Alabama”. The Stars and Bars flag was adopted into the union in Montgomery, Alabama. When the war started the flag looked too much like the union flag which caused a lot of confusion in “commanding armies in maneuvers”. Which lead to the new national flag, the Stainless Banner flag. (Coski, John M.)(Confederate Flag History) The Stainless Banner’s flag was from May 1, 1863 to March 4, 1865. The white on the flag represents the “purity of the cause”. At the beginning of the war, the Stainless Banners flag was favorable but then it grew to…

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