Is the Gadsden flag racist?


#1

There is even a growing movement to link the American Flag with “White Slave owners” and that it should be banned. In fact this has happened already and you won’t see the US Flag at a BLM march.

We have moved into a society that some guy looks out a window and sees something he does not like, he calls it racist or sexist and suddenly we have the FEDS investigating. Where or not the EEOC found the Gadsden flag racists or not become a mute point, the FEDS investigated for racism and at that point in time the damage is done…

Is the Gadsden flag racist?

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[FONT=inherit][COLOR=#CCCCCC][FONT=&amp]FILE – Oct. 9, 2015: Leslie Corp holds up an American flag and the Gadsden flag in Roseburg, Ore. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)
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[FONT=&amp]The “Don’t Tread on Me” Flag just got trod upon – by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
The EEOC is investigating whether the Revolutionary War-era Gadsden Flag could be considered a racist symbol in the workplace. In recent years, the yellow flag with its coiled snake has also become a symbol of the Tea Party.

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“Whatever historic origins and meaning of the symbol, it also has since been sometimes interpreted to convey racially-tinged messages in some contexts,” the EEOC report states.
The distinguished writer Eugene Volokh first exposed this absurd story in the[FONT=inherit]pages of the Washington Post. Here’s the back story:
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In 2014, a black government worker filed a complaint alleging he had been discriminated against by a coworker who wore a ball cap that bore an insignia of the Gadsden Flag.

The aggrieved government snowflake “found the cap to be racially offensive to African Americans because the flag was designed by Christopher Gadsden.”
The EEOC report goes on to identify Gadsden as a “slave trader & owner of slaves.”

The overly-sensitive employee “maintains that the Gadsden Flag is a ‘historical indicator of white resentment against blacks stemming largely from the Tea Party.”
The EEOC conducted a “thorough review” and found there was no evidence that the flag was created in a non-racial context.
“Moreover, it is clear that the flag and its slogan have been used to express various non-racial sentiments, such as when it is used in the modern Tea Party political movement, gun rights activism, patriotic displays, and by the military,” the EEOC report states.
You can almost feel the “but” coming, can’t you, good readers?

“However, whatever the historic
origins and meanings of the symbol, it also has since been sometimes interpreted to convey racially-tinged messages in some contexts,” they declared.

Citing the “ambiguity in the current meaning” of the Gadsden Flag, the EEOC has decided to investigate to “determine the specific context.”
The government’s ruling is going to open up a great big can of worms, folks. They are basically suggesting that if an item is used in a racially-tinged context or if a worker thinks something may be racist – it is therefore racist.

What happens if a white guy shows up to work with fried chicken and collard greens in his lunch pail? Could he be accused of cultural appropriation – even if he simply enjoys finger-licking good cuisine?

As Mr. Volokh pointed out – there was no evidence the gentleman who wore the Gadsden Flag cap said or did anything racist to his coworker.
The worker’s sole objection “was apparently just to the wearing of the flag, and the ideology that he thinks has become associated with the flag,” Mr. Volokh surmised.
Well, using the government’s logic, they could very well ban white bed sheets and reruns of the “Dukes of Hazzard.”

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#2

You know what this is about…it’s about sticking with what works.

They can rile the rubes by throwing out the “Ray Cyst” meme…so they keep on thumping that tub. Obviously the Gadsden Flag has NOTHING to do with race, with racism, with slavery; but why let facts interfere with a good Talking Point?

Likewise the Tea Party. I’m sure the black and Asian members of the Tea Party would be surprised to learn how Ray Cyst it is. Or how dangerous is a Christian, self-policing, disciplined group of people who want NOTHING from government except it off their backs.

Gawd, we could have won this election SO easily…except for our own Judas party leaders. They couldn’t get JEB! so they decided to support someone even worse…Donnie Lord Trump, The Grate-est.


#3

EVERY SINGLE THING that a white person says, does, or has seems to be racist these days. Yet oddly it’s not racist for a black to call another black the “N” word. As a matter of fact I can’t think of ANYTHING that a black could say or do that would earn him the title of racist these days. It seems to me that a LOT of fricken people should be yelling about the double standard, but then they would be racists wouldn’t they?


#4

You realize the Tea Party was co-founded by a Black Guy, he is on Fox News regularly…


#5

More ridiculous skin-worshiping sniveling. This ruling is a bit scary though. It’s an official government condemnation of speech, and anything that someone deems racist may be subject to regulation by the EEOC.

And no, this flag is not racist. That assertion is about as unbelievable as can be. I get the argument about the Confederate flag. No matter what, it is linked to race relations in this country. This has nothing to do with it period except some racists might have also liked this flag. This is like calling white sheets racist.


#6

This is just one more example of censorship from the fascist-liberal establishment. These people are going use the force of law to stifle free speech wherever they can. This is what happens when Congress abrogates its responsibility and allows the federal bureaucracy to run the country.