The Confederate Battle Flag has been the source of controversy in recent years. Odd that a flag that is still considered a symbol of the South took so long to become controversial in the debate over race. (Although as Cracked pointed out once the pink triangle used by the gay lobby was once a symbol of oppression by the Nazis over homosexuals.) Considering I do have Southern roots in my grandparents and two of my aunts (one of whom still has her accent after all these years) I do understand the side of those who use the flag as a symbol of something other than hating the n….oh, right, only black rappers are allowed to say that word to each other. Wait, why are THEY saying it as a term of affection? It’s a word meant to insult and divide!
Anyway, since a shooter recently killed people in a predominately black church while draped in the flag, certain groups have pressured businesses to remove any sign of it. (Imagine if he had been dressed as Mario or Luigi? Jack Thompson would be back.) One part of American culture being affected is The Dukes Of Hazzard, since the iconic car, the General Lee, features a Confederate Flag on the roof. Even their merchandise is being removed…by Warner Brothers! Are we going too far or should we ban the flag along with the n wor…oh, right. I guess black rappers will adopt that symbol, too?