] Laughing Boy wrote:
] ] Most likely the sons and daughters of the same people that
] ] want the confederate battle emblem put back on the Georgia
] ] Flag.
] ] ] A year after holding that school's first racially
] ] ] integrated prom, Taylor County High School in rural
] ] ] Georgia has returned to its segregationist ways and will
] ] ] be holding two proms again- one for white students and
] ] ] one for all students.
] ] Nice job kids! You've done a fine job of perpetuating the
] ] stereotype that all southerners are racist rednecks.
] ] Laughing Boy
] While I'm not for changing it back, I don't think it should
] have changed in the first place. I think people bitch and
] moan about something that noone really gave a damn about. It
] was a complete waste of time and money to even do.
I'll assume you refer to the changing of the flag back in 2001? I'll up your ante and say your right - it should have never been changed in the first place. And I'm not talking about 2001 - I'm talking about 1956 when the confederate battle emblem was put on the flag as a symbol of solidarity and resistance against the racial integration movement.
The flag was changed to its current version mostly due to pressure from corporations and organizations that threatened to boycott the state of Georgia if the battle emblem remained in place. Georgia was not the first southern state with a confederate themed flag to cave into these demands. This was done in the interests of the state as a whole to avoid economic backlash and potential loss of jobs.
So now its back in the Georgia house under debate. Our current governor made this issue a corner stone of his campaign Roy Barnes stole your flag and it will likely appear on a ballot in the next election. These short-sighted nostalgic morons do not even begin to comprehend the damage and credibility (not to mention tax dollars) they are costing this state by continuing to make this an issue.