The Confederate Flag Is Not a Symbol of the South

A ‘New South’ needs new symbology As a French-Canadian immigrant to North Carolina in my youth, seeing the Confederate flag sitting atop poles and donned on t-shirts and bumper stickers was a normal, albeit strange sight. In school, we learned the Confederacy was defeated in a bloody civil war. In the end, the slaves were freed from bondage and the South was put through Reconstruction and occupied by Union troops. The Confederate States of America was a failed and immoral experiment that was put down as quickly as it sprung up, but its symbols — especially the flag and statues […]