If our school systems weren't afraid of true history and taught an un-prejudiced curriculum people wouldn't dislike the confederate flag so much. IMO. It seems to be symbolic to some as a sign of slavery, while to the true Southern working class it was a symbol of pride and heritage. 99% that fought for their homeland had nothing to do with slavery, which was just as predominant in the North as the South. So why not hate the U.S. flag over slavery?
The war between the states was motivated over greed for the vast wealth of the South, slavery was already on it's way out.
I guess I really can't complain too much, I took my rebel flag down after a good friend asked if I held hatred for the black race. I felt bad that it really offended him. Wish he understood my stance. I've got the flag inside my shop now.
Just what was this vast wealth you speak of? Rice-cotton-indigo-tobacco?
Yea that would be a couple of things. Eli Whitney's invention of the cotton gin, we wanted greater state rights, Our ship building was surpassing the Northerners and our Lumber was almost limitless at the time while it was almost depleted up north. Our furniture business was gaining more attraction than northern made items abroad. The End of the Mexican war which got touchy because our government gave the western states the ability to have a choice were we didn't. We also had much prettier Women.
Remember that only .9% of the U.S. population North and South could afford to have a slave when it was legal through our countries law. I am totally against any form of slavery btw.
For me it was about the fact that NASCAR's background came from the deep south and that flag represents that time and location.(nothning to do with slavery) If they turn their back on what made them great, then they will follow in the footsteps of our country.