Alvin teens lead battle over Confeder...

Alvin teens lead battle over Confederate flag

There are 79 comments on the Houston Chronicle story from Oct 1, 2006, titled Alvin teens lead battle over Confederate flag. In it, Houston Chronicle reports that:

A pair of eighth-grade Harby Junior High students plan to present petitions to the Alvin school board to allow them to wear Confederate flags and to have Confederate symbols returned to a school display ...

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Mair

Hornell, NY

#66 Mar 25, 2008
SouthernPride wrote:
All anybody has to do is research the Civil War, the largest slave trading port was in Rhode Island, in the North, and when the slave ships docked, US flags flew over the ships. Throught the 18th century 60-90 percent of slaves were controlled by the Rhode Island Merchants. Northeners were the ones that decided my ancestors (Indians) should be exterminated. Lets not forget NY who also led the market of slavery. Even after african slave trading was banned in 1808, the north still smuggled over 40,000 slaves a year. Slavery was not a product of the south as many like to believe, but by wealthy northern merchants. Abe Lincoln himself even admitted to the north being just as responsible as the south. It is a documented fact that the confederate states outlawed african slave trade in the south completely before the war even began. So that flag has nothing to do with race. If the african americans want to be upset, be upset at the northeners who started the slave trading, and the africans that sold their own blood.
I know this is an old post ,I came acrossed while doing some research on Long Islands N.Ys slave history. Nothing ive read online has shown what you wrote as factual.Infact the majority of northerners hated slavery many were abolitionists .As far as slave trade in Rhode island, that was between the yrs of 1707 and 1807 .heres a few easy reading links to back up what i say,where are yours?Slavery was still going on unlike what you say down south.Northerners did not start it . lol Youre in Fla huh? lol Slavery has been around lonnnggg before the 13 colonies were even made. If it wasnt for the lots of northerners many slaves wouldnt have found freedom,As far as northerners being the ones that wanted Indians(my relatives also) "exterminated" thats just hate talk. omg trail of tears ...hmmm So EVERYONE SHOULD DO RESEARCH !!!!
http://www.slaveryinamerica.org/history/hs_es...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_W...

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/railroad/tl...
Mair

Hornell, NY

#67 Mar 25, 2008
Mair wrote:
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I know this is an old post ,I came acrossed while doing some research on Long Islands N.Ys slave history. Nothing ive read online has shown what you wrote as factual.Infact the majority of northerners hated slavery many were abolitionists .As far as slave trade in Rhode island, that was between the yrs of 1707 and 1807 .heres a few easy reading links to back up what i say,where are yours?Slavery was still going on unlike what you say down south.Northerners did not start it . lol Youre in Fla huh? lol Slavery has been around lonnnggg before the 13 colonies were even made. If it wasnt for the lots of northerners many slaves wouldnt have found freedom,As far as northerners being the ones that wanted Indians(my relatives also) "exterminated" thats just hate talk. omg trail of tears ...hmmm So EVERYONE SHOULD DO RESEARCH !!!!
http://www.slaveryinamerica.org/history/hs_es...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_W...
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/railroad/tl...
P.S Some of the nicest people ive ever met were in the southern states!!!
Homeboy

San Saba, TX

#68 Apr 1, 2008
Right on

“Going against the grain”

Since: Mar 08

Rogersville, tn

#69 Apr 3, 2008
im from east tennessee, and i personally think the confederate flag is an awsome looking flag. but.. i dont like what it stands for, therefore, i dont fly one, nor do i permit my children from flying one, or displating one anywhere. but i wouldnt be a part of trying to get it removed from the general lee, (Dukes of hazzard). it is a part of our history, but myself, it that flag offends anyone, in anyway, then i dont want any part of it. just out of respect for my fellow americans.. god bless...taylor

“Going against the grain”

Since: Mar 08

Rogersville, tn

#70 Apr 3, 2008
sorry, but my brain and this keyboard arent on the same page today. sorry for the typos
steve wright

United States

#73 Feb 13, 2009
i fly the flag in my yard, come on over and try to tear ole dixie down.
wolverine

United States

#74 Feb 25, 2009
the little communist spider monkey will cause a lot of rebel flags to fly
Dophizzle

Missouri City, TX

#75 Mar 4, 2009
A lot of so-called southerners say that the flag is about their heritage. What a bunch of BS!!! Most of these so-called southerners have northern bloodlines. The civil war decimated the numbers of so many confederate soliders, that northerners took southern wives. I'm sure many of these "southerners" have relatives from northern states in the past 130 years. The flag has no impact on me personally, many try to use it as intimidation. That time has past just like the white race likes to tell the black race to get over slavery. This is the USA not CSA, you idiots!!!
red dawn

United States

#76 Mar 5, 2009
sounds like a yankee blue belly
URINE

United States

#77 May 12, 2009
FUZK THE REBEL FLAG
texas

United States

#78 May 12, 2009
urine looks like the piss name fits you well.
AroundTexas

United States

#79 Dec 24, 2009
Given that half of the posts here are simply illegible or written in all caps, I am given the impression that either: the majority of their writers are ill-educated, or mentally disabled.

This topic, and the people involved with it, deserve to be approached with decorum and respect. It is not getting that decorum or respect.

How we present ourselves, and how we argue, displays our view and level of respect for the other person, as well as our own argument and our knowledge of it.

As for the argument, "well, I'm yelling because they started it first," there is no reason to sink to "their" level in the first place...unless we truly believe we, too, belong there. We prove nothing by sinking except to prove ultimately, that we're no better than the person we're trying to argue against.
Uncle Slappy

Lake Jackson, TX

#80 Dec 28, 2009
You know arguing over the internet is like running in the Special Olympics....even if you win your still a retard

“D-DAWG”

Since: May 09

TEXAS

#81 Jan 2, 2010
I fly my Rebel flag and Texas flag everyday.....Kiss my Grits
Oy Vey

Lake Jackson, TX

#82 Jan 2, 2010
And I my Star of David flag
AlbinoAlligator

United States

#83 Jan 22, 2010
I have $10 that says that all the people who say they are flying the confederate flag because of your great respect for Southern history or heritage... 1) are flying a flag that the confederacy never used, and 2) are unaware of that fact.
Kind of funny, considering their great love for their "heritage".
AlbinoAlligator

United States

#84 Jan 22, 2010
$10 says none of the people flying their "confederate flag" know that the confederacy never used that flag.

Kind of odd, considering it's there cause of their love of "heritage".
red dawn

Crosby, TX

#85 Mar 1, 2010
3 more years of the commie spider monkey, will cause the south to rise again.
Uber-Bro of the Unborn

Norfolk, VA

#86 Jul 20, 2015
Dophizzle wrote:
A lot of so-called southerners say that the flag is about their heritage. What a bunch of BS!!! Most of these so-called southerners have northern bloodlines. The civil war decimated the numbers of so many confederate soliders, that northerners took southern wives. I'm sure many of these "southerners" have relatives from northern states in the past 130 years. The flag has no impact on me personally, many try to use it as intimidation. That time has past just like the white race likes to tell the black race to get over slavery. This is the USA not CSA, you idiots!!!
Have you "Dophizzle" ever checked out the web-site of Life Dynamics Incorporated, watched the DVD Maafa 21 and asked yourself if there is a link between racism and abortion?

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