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Activists: State should end all Confederate memorials

There are 218 comments on the Creative Loafing Atlanta story from Jul 10, 2014, titled Activists: State should end all Confederate memorials. In it, Creative Loafing Atlanta reports that:

MOVE ON: After changing the Georgia flag and removing statue of a racist in front of the Capitol , academic and activist want state to do more.

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Ted

Valdosta, GA

#2 Jul 10, 2014
Ted

Valdosta, GA

#3 Jul 10, 2014
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Bob

Valdosta, GA

#5 Jul 10, 2014
Confederate memorials should stay!
General Lee

Brooklyn, NY

#6 Jul 10, 2014
The South Will Rise Again
NeoNazi1991

Englewood, NJ

#7 Jul 10, 2014
Why is there milk day but no kkk day

Blacks get their holidays for free yet whites have to work for it
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serfs up

Ormond Beach, FL

#11 Jul 11, 2014
You know....progressives chastise and condemn the communist hunts of Joe McCarthy. With many other people as well. But at those times, times that were tough, the priveledged ones were used as the ones are of today. The modern progressive is Joe McCarthy of topix lore. Now we just have to figure out who is guilty of crimes against those who have different opinions. Evil put their foot in the door to you scumbags who bring up Christ like messages to bring your opponents down. But when they are gone, the price to survive in a former rich nation will be several times higher. We are half way through that now in a declining nation that will many times worse. The end times are abound...
canser suxs

Faribault, MN

#12 Jul 11, 2014
Watch who defends the confederate flag.....GOP voters..SAYS THEY ARE THE KKK AND NAZI FILTH.

Whenever I see a confederate flag I spit on it or try to destroy it if I can.
kuda

Cincinnati, OH

#13 Jul 11, 2014
canser suxs wrote:
Watch who defends the confederate flag.....GOP voters..SAYS THEY ARE THE KKK AND NAZI FILTH.
Whenever I see a confederate flag I spit on it or try to destroy it if I can.
Now it's official, according to The Onion.
http://www.theonion.com/articles/georgia-adds...
Jon

Valdosta, GA

#14 Jul 11, 2014
canser suxs wrote:
Watch who defends the confederate flag.....GOP voters..SAYS THEY ARE THE KKK AND NAZI FILTH.
Whenever I see a confederate flag I spit on it or try to destroy it if I can.
Do you spit on it or try to destroy the Stars and Strips? If not why not as it flew over slaves as well.
canser suxs

Faribault, MN

#15 Jul 11, 2014
Jon wrote:
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Do you spit on it or try to destroy the Stars and Strips? If not why not as it flew over slaves as well.
I would not do that. Today the stars and stripe stands for FREEDOM. Why the stars and bars stands for slavery and racism and bigotry. And stupid inbred toothless redneck BS.
Jon

Valdosta, GA

#16 Jul 11, 2014
canser suxs wrote:
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I would not do that. Today the stars and stripe stands for FREEDOM. Why the stars and bars stands for slavery and racism and bigotry. And stupid inbred toothless redneck BS.
"And stupid inbred toothless redneck BS." Oh I see, and every one knows you are right. Study your history then come back and tell me what the Stars and Strips stands for. The KKK uses the Stars and Strips as well as the Confederate flag. More racist behind the Stars and Strips.
canser suxs

Faribault, MN

#17 Jul 11, 2014
Jon wrote:
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"And stupid inbred toothless redneck BS." Oh I see, and every one knows you are right. Study your history then come back and tell me what the Stars and Strips stands for. The KKK uses the Stars and Strips as well as the Confederate flag. More racist behind the Stars and Strips.
Don't twist this Nazi pig..........You love your KKK meetings and have how many pictures of hitler at your house????

FORK YOUR STARS AND BARS NAZI PIG!!!!!!!!!!
Jon

Valdosta, GA

#18 Jul 11, 2014
canser suxs wrote:
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Don't twist this Nazi pig..........You love your KKK meetings and have how many pictures of hitler at your house????
FORK YOUR STARS AND BARS NAZI PIG!!!!!!!!!!
The Confederate Flag is not racist because it did not represent slavery. No slave ship ever sailed under the rebel flag. They sailed under the American Flag actually. The Confederate flag (rebel flag) represents heritage, not hate. It is true that racists have used the flag as their symbol, but no it does not represent racism. I for one, think the flag looks pretty bad ass.
General Lee, Confederate soldier, was actually against slavery thank you very much.
Justin

United States

#19 Jul 11, 2014
Yes, the mission of the Confederacy was misguided and did some terrible things, but then again so did the Union Army under Andrew Jackson and Lincoln. The same Federal Union army led by president Lincoln also committed genocide against Native Americans.
Justin

United States

#20 Jul 11, 2014
Should we get rid of the De Soto Memorial in Florida and other memorial to Spanish explorers? These guys were a mass murderers and slavers with no redeeming qualities.
canser suxs

Faribault, MN

#21 Jul 11, 2014
Jon wrote:
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The Confederate Flag is not racist because it did not represent slavery. No slave ship ever sailed under the rebel flag. They sailed under the American Flag actually. The Confederate flag (rebel flag) represents heritage, not hate. It is true that racists have used the flag as their symbol, but no it does not represent racism. I for one, think the flag looks pretty bad ass.
General Lee, Confederate soldier, was actually against slavery thank you very much.
Stop the lies. The confederate flag stands or hate racism ad bigotry.

That is why at your KKK meeting that you see that flag and the Nazi swastika you flthy hitler lover.
Justin

United States

#22 Jul 11, 2014
canser suxs wrote:
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Stop the lies. The confederate flag stands or hate racism ad bigotry.
That is why at your KKK meeting that you see that flag and the Nazi swastika you flthy hitler lover.
The Conferate flag stands for a once upon a time effort on the part of some Southern and Eastern states to gain sovereignty from the United States. We can certainly question the wisdom of that movement, and there were certainly a lot of racits and biggots amoung the Confiderate leadership and troops, but the same can be said for the Union at that time as well.
Here and now, president Obama himself has offered support for the sovereignty movement for the state of Hawaii. If Hawaii ultimately chooses to seceed from the Union, then that puts them in the same category as the 19th century Confederacy.
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Ted

Valdosta, GA

#24 Jul 12, 2014
canser suxs wrote:
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Stop the lies. The confederate flag stands or hate racism ad bigotry.
That is why at your KKK meeting that you see that flag and the Nazi swastika you flthy hitler lover.
I am not a KKK nor do I agree with them just telling you like it is as history should. The Confederate flag was used as an instrument by the KKK to piss people off. The KKK is a "Hate" group using the Confederate flag. The KKK could use the Canada flag and people would then call it a symbol of hate and racism. The KKK can make dumb people do and say dumb things. They always have and always will. They are bad people.

http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/us%7Dkkk.h...
kuda

Cincinnati, OH

#25 Jul 12, 2014
While not all racists are KKK members and the confederate flag may also represent sentiments not intended to appeal to racist motives, flag's association with racism makes it an offensive symbol that's completely inappropriate to display to represent a state. No state should proffer a symbol that's offensive to any of its citizens, and certainly not a vast sector of them. Human sensitivity to others' feelings should prevail in service to exercising good judgement.

Let's be decent.
Ted

Valdosta, GA

#26 Jul 12, 2014
kuda wrote:
While not all racists are KKK members and the confederate flag may also represent sentiments not intended to appeal to racist motives, flag's association with racism makes it an offensive symbol that's completely inappropriate to display to represent a state. No state should proffer a symbol that's offensive to any of its citizens, and certainly not a vast sector of them. Human sensitivity to others' feelings should prevail in service to exercising good judgement.
Let's be decent.
As a child we are taught to pledge our allegiance to the Stars and Bars. Your words,"No state should proffer a symbol that's offensive to any of its citizens". Being decent, explain why the Stars and Bars should fly when it too flew over slaves and slave ships. A bit hypocritical don't you think?

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