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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GoldMinersPrincess wrote:
This explains it all in my opinion....

MYTH: The Confederate Battle Flag represents racism today.

FACT: The Confederate Battle Flag today finds itself in the center of much controversy and hoopla going on in several states. The cry to take this flag down is unjustified. It is very important to keep in mind that the Confederate Battle Flag was simply just that. A battle flag. It was never even a National flag, so how could it have flown over a slave nation or represented slavery or racism? This myth is continued by lack of education and ignorance. Those that vilify the Confederate Battle Flag are very confused about history and have jumped upon a bandwagon with loose wheels


Read more at http://m.snopes.com/2015/06/28/confederate-flag-history/#4jwPLYEAMQhG6uCF.99


What you copied and pasted was from an article that the founder of Snopes was critical of, that was quoted. The following is the response:

"Now we move into an area of deliberate obfuscation: The fact that the Confederate battle flag was never the official national flag of the Confederacy is a technical historical aspect which is of little import today — that flag was nevertheless used by officially sanctioned Army and Navy units that fought in the service of the Confederate government, its Southern Cross design was incorporated into the Confederate national flag, and that banner was popularly recognized and regarded at the time as a symbol of the Confederate nation by the people who lived there. If it is considered a symbol of slavery and white supremacy by many people today, in part that’s because it did indeed represent a government, military, and people who fought to preserve those aspects of their society."


It helps if you keep things in context.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We had posted a bluebar announcement to let everyone know about the change as the 30 days are now over and items with Confederate Flag imagery are now being considered as UFI.

I am locking this thread again as there is not going to be a change to our decision.

Feel free to flag products that you may encounter in the shop. We did lock/hide most products but since the process was manual there will still be products that have had different keywords or have been submitted recently.

Thank you
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