The flag is not racist. It is a symbol that represents the civil war and the people who fought for it. The Civil War was one of the most tragic events in American History and to associate it with racism would be ridiculous.
The Civil War was caused by a number of factors including slavery (which was abolished after it), states rights, economic reasons (states wanted to keep tariffs), among many others.
The North won because they had access to better military technology like machine guns, rifles, etc., while the South only had access to muskets and cannons (which were outdated at this point). The North also had more resources than the South did so they could build more ships and make better weapons.
Some people have said that the Confederate flag represents white supremacy or racism, but this is simply not true. It represents Southern pride and heritage, nothing else.
Last modified: October 29, 2022