(Closed) "Accidental Racist" (This is likely, not what you think)

posted 5 years ago in Music
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I saw an article about this too.  No, I don’t think it’s racist.  I think it has a certain “shock” factor to some, but that’s only because it’s not deemed “politically correct” to bring up the fact that there still is racism on both sides.  I think he and LL are making a very good valid point about the way things are (unfortunately) in this world.  

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Well, as a northerner I find it hard to understand and justify southern pride. Maybe I am missing something here, but to me a confederate flag is a symbol of the confederate south,  the wrong side of the civil war, how is that not offensive?. How could anyone be proud of that?

 

 

 

Maybe in the south it means something else, but if the rest of the world interprets a symbol as racist and offensive, maybe you should think twice about it? 

 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@kerensa:  yeah I always thought of the confederate flag as offensive too..

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

like the song. its very true how we judge books by the their covers..

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@kerensa:  I agree!

 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Showing pride about a relic from an ugly past is disgusting.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@hiroshymatetrastar:  so just because it was a part of history it isn’t offensive? So if someone had a slave today, it’s okay, I’m just celebrating history!

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@kerensa:  Same.

I get the jist of the song. I do. I love country music, though I’m from Michigan and have zero “Southernness” about me, including a giant confusion for the Confederate flag. I grew up in a small town where several students would “rally” in the mornings and attach that flag to their trucks, which I never understood. Hi, we’re in Michigan. You’re not from the South at all. Also? The South lost. I get that it’s a source of pride for some Southerners and that we just don’t understand, but to most people, it’s synonymous with racism and slavery.

Do I find this song offensive? No. It’s stupid and poorly executed, but I get what they were trying to do. It’s a nice gesture, but off the mark. Similar to  “Southern Comfort Zone,” which I did enjoy.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@hiroshymatetrastar:  I would be willing to buy that if that flag wasn’t so widely accepted as a symbol of a very racist belief system.

What if I  wore a swastika to “celebrate history”?

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