Social Mvmts: Confederate Flag Controversy

On June 17, 2015, 20-yr-old Dylann Roof shot down 9 people at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC. An investigation revealed Roof had ties to white…
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"Stars and Bars": 1861 - 1863 This was the original flag. It was made to look similar to the Union Flag. Individual states had their own flag and battle flag.... In short: No, this flag is not honoring your veteran ancestors. They probably didn't use it. And yes, it is racist. History, Confederate Flag, Union Flags, Flag, Confederate, White Race, Battle Flag, White Flag, Robert E Lee
The History of Confederate Flags
"Stars and Bars": 1861 - 1863 This was the original flag. It was made to look similar to the Union Flag. Individual states had their own flag and battle flag.... In short: No, this flag is not honoring your veteran ancestors. They probably didn't use it. And yes, it is racist.
On June 27, 2015, activist Bree Newsome acted on behalf of Americans who could not abide seeing the Confederate flag reverently displayed another day. Around the time she began climbing the flagpole at the South Carolina State House, Newsome arranged to have an email sent explaining her action: "We removed the flag today because we can't wait any longer. We can't continue like this another day. It's time for a new chapter where we are sincere about dismantling white supremacy..." Action, Civil Rights Movement, Holmes County, Confederate Battle Flag, Duke University, South Carolina, American, Mississippi Delta
On June 27, 2015, activist Bree Newsome acted on behalf of Americans who could not abide seeing the Confederate flag reverently displayed another day. Around the time she began climbing the flagpole at the South Carolina State House, Newsome arranged to have an email sent explaining her action: "We removed the flag today because we can't wait any longer. We can't continue like this another day. It's time for a new chapter where we are sincere about dismantling white supremacy..."
1984: Protestor seizes confederate flag their city's mayor repeatedly flew in front of City Hall. (The city was San Francisco and the mayor was Senator Dianne Feinstein.)  ~ @steckel Senate, Investigations, Inequality, City Hall, Dianne Feinstein
1984: Protestor seizes confederate flag their city's mayor repeatedly flew in front of City Hall. (The city was San Francisco and the mayor was Senator Dianne Feinstein.) ~ @steckel
Spartacist League supporter Richard Bradley climbs the flagpole at the San Francisco Civic Center to rip down the Confederate battle flag, April 15, 1984.  Photo credit: Does anyone know who took this image? Union Soldiers, Local Hero, Parks Department, Union Army, San Francisco Chronicle, Fort Sumter, Oakland Tribune, City Press
Spartacist League supporter Richard Bradley climbs the flagpole at the San Francisco Civic Center to rip down the Confederate battle flag, April 15, 1984. Photo credit: Does anyone know who took this image?
[In the image a person in a blue shirt, who appears to be a Native American man, is standing in gift shop holding a dream catcher. An image of the Confederate Battle Flag is painted on a stretched piece of canvas on the inside of the dream catcher. The man has a look of concern and a frown on his face.]  Source: Does anyone know where this image was taken, the date it was taken, or who the photographer was? Humour, People, Shit Happens, Fucked Up, Social Issues, Social Injustice, Social Justice, Humor, It Hurts
[In the image a person in a blue shirt, who appears to be a Native American man, is standing in gift shop holding a dream catcher. An image of the Confederate Battle Flag is painted on a stretched piece of canvas on the inside of the dream catcher. The man has a look of concern and a frown on his face.] Source: Does anyone know where this image was taken, the date it was taken, or who the photographer was?
Bree Newsome takes down the Confederate flag from a pole on the statehouse grounds, June 27, 2015. Newsome was later arrested.  Photo credit: Reuters / Adam Anderson 4th Of July, Travel, American Women, Patriotic, Women, Lgbt News, Landmarks
Bree Newsome takes down the Confederate flag from a pole on the statehouse grounds, June 27, 2015. Newsome was later arrested. Photo credit: Reuters / Adam Anderson
How dare Beyonce bring symbols of past racial strife into popular music performance!!~ Bob Schooley Instagram, Police, Beyoncé, Queen, Popular Music, Sexism, Bad Jokes
How dare Beyonce bring symbols of past racial strife into popular music performance!!~ Bob Schooley
Beyonce rides a black panther, based on her performance at super bowl 50, 2016  Artist: Ribs Tattoos, Black Power, Minions, Fan Art, Art, Panther, Panther Tattoo, Cartoon
Beyonce rides a black panther, based on her performance at super bowl 50, 2016 Artist: Ribs
"Keep an eye out for ISIS terrorists!"  Artist: Dan Wasserman, The Boston Globe Ticks, Editorial, Threat, Snark, Phobias, Satirical Cartoons, Boston Globe, Political Cartoons, White Supremacy
"Keep an eye out for ISIS terrorists!" Artist: Dan Wasserman, The Boston Globe
Meanwhile...in Germany...  "This flag is about heritage & honor! It's about celebrating the soldiers who fought so bravely... Why would you think it was about anything else?!"  Artist's note - Of course, this is a fictitious scene, the Nazis lost. They & their flag are illegal in Germany.  Artist: Jermaine Rogers Thinking Of You, Things To Think About, Delusional, The Conjuring, Truth, Atheist
Meanwhile...in Germany... "This flag is about heritage & honor! It's about celebrating the soldiers who fought so bravely... Why would you think it was about anything else?!" Artist's note - Of course, this is a fictitious scene, the Nazis lost. They & their flag are illegal in Germany. Artist: Jermaine Rogers
Deconstructing the Flag... (white power)  Artist: David Horsey, Los Angeles Times Google, Power, Words, Playing Cards, Pop Culture
Deconstructing the Flag... (white power) Artist: David Horsey, Los Angeles Times
"It's ironic when the grandchildren of the Confederacy tell Black Americans: 'don't you see, the Confederate flag is our heritage? If we can no longer display it, or if we pack it away, we'll lose a sense of our history. Our children might forget where they come from and if they cannot learn of their history, then how will they know who they are, and what they're capable of?' It's almost inevitable that such appeals take place on soil once worked by enslaved people--entire generations of Black m Grandchildren, What The World
"It's ironic when the grandchildren of the Confederacy tell Black Americans: 'don't you see, the Confederate flag is our heritage? If we can no longer display it, or if we pack it away, we'll lose a sense of our history. Our children might forget where they come from and if they cannot learn of their history, then how will they know who they are, and what they're capable of?' It's almost inevitable that such appeals take place on soil once worked by enslaved people--entire generations of Black m
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"Flag Slayer"  About the time the Confederate flag was removed from the South Carolina Capitol on June 27, 2015, Bree Newsome sent an email explaining her action: "We removed the flag today because we can't wait any longer. We can't continue like this another day," the statement said. "It's time for a new chapter where we are sincere about dismantling white supremacy and building toward true racial justice and equality."  Artist: Dennis Gatz Country, Black African American, Artist
"Flag Slayer" About the time the Confederate flag was removed from the South Carolina Capitol on June 27, 2015, Bree Newsome sent an email explaining her action: "We removed the flag today because we can't wait any longer. We can't continue like this another day," the statement said. "It's time for a new chapter where we are sincere about dismantling white supremacy and building toward true racial justice and equality." Artist: Dennis Gatz
#BreeNewsome  About the time the Confederate flag was removed from the South Carolina Capitol on June 27, 2015, Bree Newsome sent an email explaining her action: "We removed the flag today because we can't wait any longer. We can't continue like this another day," the statement said. "It's time for a new chapter where we are sincere about dismantling white supremacy and building toward true racial justice and equality."  Artist: Eric Orr Art Photography, Black Art, Picture, Bree, Artwork, Girls Rock
#BreeNewsome About the time the Confederate flag was removed from the South Carolina Capitol on June 27, 2015, Bree Newsome sent an email explaining her action: "We removed the flag today because we can't wait any longer. We can't continue like this another day," the statement said. "It's time for a new chapter where we are sincere about dismantling white supremacy and building toward true racial justice and equality." Artist: Eric Orr