Rebel Flags Taken Down at Lee Chapel

Discussion in 'History Forum' started by Jerome, Sep 11, 2014.

  1. Jerome

    Jerome
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2006
    Messages:
    5,610
    Likes Received:
    44
    Family of Robert E. Lee Supports Washington & Lee University's commendable move:

    http://www.newsadvance.com/news/sta...cle_5cef7310-97c0-5d0c-b879-7e00a48423c8.html

     
  2. Salty

    Salty
    Expand Collapse
    20,000 Posts Club
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2003
    Messages:
    22,093
    Likes Received:
    218
    I'm wondering if he said that to be PC - because if he said otherwise.....

    So does that mean other flags - are not to be displayed at Washington & Lee?

    For example: This one
     
  3. Crabtownboy

    Crabtownboy
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2008
    Messages:
    16,613
    Likes Received:
    157

    Just curious Salty, what university has that flag hanging in a prominent place?
     
  4. Salty

    Salty
    Expand Collapse
    20,000 Posts Club
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2003
    Messages:
    22,093
    Likes Received:
    218
    Are Students allowed to hang a CSA flag in their personal room? If not than the Pan-Africa flag should not be allowed.

    Many people complain that the CSA flag stood fo slavery. Well, how many slaves came to America under the Stars and Stripes.
     
  5. carpro

    carpro
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2004
    Messages:
    20,896
    Likes Received:
    294
    Every time I hear the word "diversity" coming from an educational institution, it makes my skin crawl.

    It usually means they are doing something that doesn't make sense in an effort to make history more palatable and politically correct.

    History is what it is.

    The confederate battle flag is part of our history and nothing to be ashamed of...or threatened by.

    That being said, the article wasn't clear exactly what would replace them or in what kind of rotation. that's the other shoe. I'll wait for it to drop.
     
  6. Jerome

    Jerome
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2006
    Messages:
    5,610
    Likes Received:
    44
    Huh? What shoe dropping?

    The rebel flags are gone from the chapel. No flags are replacing them there.
    Borrowed authentic flags will be displayed behind glass as historical relics in the museum, where they belong.
     

Share This Page

Loading...