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[*] Post 496074 posted on 23-6-2015 at 19:13 Reply With Quote
Confederate flag

Should this flag be banned from the South of America? I see that Sears, Amazon and eBay have placed a ban on sales.

Do you think that street names named after slave owners of the past should also be replaced?
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[*] Post 496084 posted on 24-6-2015 at 01:22 Reply With Quote

It's part of history, as such, if we fail to learn from it, we are doomed to repeat it. A ban on sales is not going to change the way idiots use it, or think, nor is changing a street name.
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[*] Post 496089 posted on 24-6-2015 at 05:47 Reply With Quote

Quite right, Leigh. Banning flags or renaming streets is not going to wipe out anything. People need to know their history - need to know why the streets had those names - to make sure it never happens again. Not all of our history is pleasant or painless but hopefully it is a learning curve.
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