When I first moved to Florida, I put a confederate flag license plate on the front of my car because I'd seen other people do it, it looked cool and I'd always seen myself as somewhat of a rebel.
A few months later, I was riding with a black officer and stopped by my house for something. He saw the car and went batsht. I never realized that the flag provoked such a reaction from some people.
I took it off. I didn't need anyone making assumptions about me based on a symbol that had no real meaning for me.
Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind, always.