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Old 06-15-2011, 13:41   #230
chuck pullen
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Location: huntsville alabama
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I never said that racism isn't or wasn't a problem in the South. I acknowledged that it was. Instead, the point I was trying to make is that the reason the Confederate flag is NOW so controversial is that for the last 50 or more years it's been taken over by white supremacist groups like the klan and has become, in the public's mind, forever linked with those groups. Those are the peckerwoods I was talking about and they include any klan groups around here. Before those groups co-opted it, it was more of a historical symbol of the Confederacy.
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