One Man’s Reply to “Now Peaches Geldof wears ‘racist’ Confederate flag to Hollywood party”
Daily Mail
Webster’s Third New International Dictionary of the English Language Unabridged (Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.; 1981) defines racism as “the assumption that psychocultural traits and capacities are determined by biological race and that races differ decisively from one another which is usually coupled with a belief in the inherent superiority of a particular race and its right to domination over others.”
The Confederate States of America never pursued such a policy.
The United Kingdom (especially England) did. So, to a lesser extent, did the United States – and the United States Flag has been widely used by Kluxers and the American Nazis, two undeniably racist groups, so why not condemn the Union Jack and the Stars & Stripes as racist symbols?
Slavery was found both in the Union and the Confederacy, and it cut across racial lines. There are records (especially in Louisiana) of blacks that owned black slaves, and even cases of blacks owning white indentured servants.
Clifton Palmer McLendon