It’s interesting that the Southern Cross, Confederate flag, is always equated with slavery and…

The Stars and Stripes flag was not created specifically for the purpose of being able to commit genocide against Native Americans.

The Stars and Bars Confederate battle flag was created specifically for the purpose of fighting a war to perpetuate the very racist system of slavery.

That’s a big difference.

It’s agreed that a lot of horrible things have happened under the Stars and Stripes, including the genocide of Native Americans, the internment of Japanese Americans, and yes — slavery. These are some of the uglier parts of our history, and we have to live with that. But those things weren’t what the flag was created to stand for.

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