Everybody wants to call the Confederate flag a sign of racisim, but truly its the total opposite it was a sign of freedom! Slavery was a way of life period! Many blacks refuse to admit the fact that blacks for the most part accepted slavery because they weren’t mentally strong enough, due to the fear of what freedom might have meant, “whos going to clothe, me, feed me, shelter me, etc they were scared to break the chains, and fight back! They new that they were being treated badly and inhumane but at the same time the white man was feeding, housing, and clothing them! There was a lack of Independence because as slaves they came from a land that was ruled by a Village King and had a caste system that had leaders and its own form of slavery, alot of them were already slaves whether it been in Jamaica, Virgin Islands, South America, or Africa. The Civil War was about MONEY not slavery period! Lincoln was the biggest rascist of his day! But back to the flag under blacks fought for that flag to, and had it been told correctly blacks lost the most because had the promises given to them by the North and the rights given to them during “Reconstruction” been backed up by the North there would not have been a Jim Crow. I have no issue with someone who flies the Confederate flag because at least you know where they stand!