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Subj: Re: I'm trying to push things for the sake of discussion
Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 at 01:15:02 pm EDT (Viewed 1009 times)
Reply Subj: I'm trying to push things for the sake of discussion
Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 at 08:55:37 pm EDT (Viewed 1002 times)

    and i'll probably get in trouble for this one too \:\-\)

    but there are also radicals in every civilization and every push. Let me throw out something else. Islamic symbology, it stands for many things. Both recently and historically there have been huge racist connections to it. To condem everyone displaying islamic symbols as a racist would be . . . well . . . racist.

yeah, i agree with that. i'm just speaking to what it (the confederate flag) represents (slavery) to some (blacks). personally i don't condone it's use; to me slavery overshadows every positive the flag might represent. i'd be lying if i said i don't approach supporters of the flag (those i don't personally know) with a bit of caution, but again, this is only because the flag represents so many things, including slavery. no, i don't assume the flag's supporters are automatically racists; possibly racists, but not certainly.

    The government of mexico, quite frankly, isn't something to be celebrated either.

i typically don't follow politics and such, so you could be right.

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