I am a southerner. I was born and raised in the south, namely Georgia and Texas. And I must say that this recent attack on the Confederate flag is ridiculous.
I think I represent most southerners when I say that we do not fly that flag to espouse any support of or belief in racism of any kind. It is flown primarily to show pride in our region of the country. Give me a pole and I will stick one in my front yard.
Obviously there are some who do show it for negative reasons, but not the majority.
I am saddened that any leaders or government officials would support the removal of our symbol of pride from public buildings in the south. Even NASCAR, a southern originated sport, has lowered the Confederate flag.
There are myriad other things about which to be offended, rather than a regional flag ... like illegal aliens getting the rights of natural born citizens.
I dread the day when (not if) it will become politically incorrect to fly the Stars and Stripes for fear of offending those who are here and dislike what that one represents: A united and powerful nation. Proud Confederate.
Catherine Parkinson, Middleton