Yesha Callahan

Virginia Residents Buy Land To Wave Their Freak..I Mean…Confederate Flag Over I-95

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A group of  Virginia residents have pulled their resources together to purchase a plot of land near I-95 in Richmond to fly a 15-foot Confederate battle flag.

In a message on the Free North Carolina website, Susan Hathaway explained that the group Virginia Flaggers would begin installing the flag next week.

“The Va Flaggers are THRILLED to announce that we have finalized a lease to acquire property adjacent to Interstate 95, just South of Richmond, and will be erecting a 50’ pole, on which a 10 x15 Confederate Battle Flag will fly 24/7, 365 days of the year,” Hathaway wrote. “The flag will serve to welcome visitors and commuters to Richmond, and remind them of our honorable Confederate history and heritage.”

Yes, “Confederate history and heritage”. Why not just hang a black man from the pole too? Or maybe, have a few of Paula Deen’s employees reenact a scene from Roots on the overpass as well.

Previously Hathaway cited the Ku Klux Klan for giving the flag a negative connotation and tarnishing the Confederacy.

“It’s a symbol of my ancestors and what they fought for and what they gave their lives for in a lot of cases,” she explained. “We feel like it’s dishonoring them to put some kind of shame on the flag and make it something that has to be hidden.”

Apparently for some Virginia residents, the state motto should be, “Virginia is for lovers….of  treason, oppression, and intolerance”.

 

  1. August 7, 2013 - Reply

    This article reminds me of another article I read where I lady moved on a mostly black street and she put up her Confederate flag on a flag pole or a porch. The residents were upset about this of course then when she was called out on it at a town hall meeting; she cried those tears and said “I am not racist”. The street finally decided to build a tall fence to cover the flag and she just got a bigger flag pole so people could see it over the fence. I can’t wrap my head around these people and they are not fooling anyone. I sometimes ask myself is it possible to not be racist but wave that flag around proudly, I don’t think so.

    • August 7, 2013 - Reply

      @geenababe

      Wow she knew what she was doing why not keep it in your house.

    • August 7, 2013 - Reply

      @geenababe

      And, in what way was she a lady?

  2. August 7, 2013 - Reply

    Who cares? They are flying the flag on their property. It’s their right. Whether black folks like it is not the point.

    • August 7, 2013 - Reply

      @Anthony

      I agree with this. Who cares. I rather them fly their confederate flag openly and show their racism then be one of those post-racial, I don’t see color, racist. Those are the people that you really have to worry about.

      • August 7, 2013 - Reply

        @Kaeli

        @Kaeli, yes, they are saying who they are for the world to see. Once they fly that flag, we can now choose whether or not to do business with them. I prefer openness to someone smiling in my face and secretly funding racist organizations.

    • August 7, 2013 - Reply

      @Anthony

      There are plenty of white people who take issue with the flag as well & rightfully so.

    • August 7, 2013 - Reply

      @Anthony

      Another reason I take the approach that I don’t care what they do on their property is that I do not want them to have any rationale to tell me what I should put on my property, or what symbols I can post.

      If I choose to fly a red black and green flag or put up a poster supporting my beliefs, I don’t want someone saying what they took down due to black protests.

  3. August 7, 2013 - Reply

    1) I have said this for years, started as a joke but became more real w/ each passing year. I truly believe if given the choice MOST white people would have us back in chains so fast we’d hardly have time to say goodbye

    2) These southerners with the confederate flag (this isnt the first case) i just do not understand why they cant get it through their heads ..YOU LOST!!! YOU LOST YOU LOST YOU LOST, the UNION won, us negras is free and you cant do anything about it!!

    Civil War is the only war they wont let die!!! why? b/c that hurt them most, they lost all their free labor and 150 years later their descendants still wont let it go reminiscing about how much better life would be in 2013 sitting on their porches w/ a nice lemonade watching their negros pick the tobacco on a rich VA farm oh the glory ..* sigh*

    • August 7, 2013 - Reply

      @K

      This! As a black southern I roll my eyes at white folks who still hold fast to that part of their heritage and this flag. I literally had a white guy told me he isn’t racist but just don’t agree with the government and the same bull of holding onto his hertiage with two huge conderate flags on the side of his pickup…like seriously how dense can these people be. As you mention these are the same people who are racist or have prejudice tendancies but just don’t want to admit it. If that was the case, this country can still hang the Union Jack/French Flag alongside the American flag if people truly wants to remember its heritage…but I bet they would b*tch and moan about that…I swear i can’t with people. But the most funny thing is a lot of these people who hold onto this heritage and flag don’t realize THEY WOULD HAVE BEEN IN THE SAME POSITION DURING THAT TIME AS WELL…only a handful of white southern people had TRUE wealth and power at that time to keep slaves and build off of slave labor. You rarely hear a family that kept its wealth/power/connections throughout the years following the civil war talking about this only the white people who outcome would have been the same regardless if they won/lost.

      But I vote putting…”YOU LOST!!! YOU LOST YOU LOST YOU LOST, the UNION won” on a flag and put it on the opposite side of their flag.

    • August 7, 2013 - Reply

      @K

      If these idiots were really descendants of slaveholders they wouldn’t have to pool their money together to lease land. Their ancestors were working the fields next to ours which is why they have to assert their whiteness at every turn

  4. August 7, 2013 - Reply

    It’s interesting to see how so many white southerners refuse to see, or at least appear to not see, what exactly this flag (which isn’t even the official flag of the Confederacy) represents. The pride which they hold and cherish so passionately for their supposed veteran ancestors reminds me that critical analysis of historical occurrences is most certainly lacking in certain sectors within this country. Your ancestors were fighting to keep my ancestors in physical, emotional, and spiritual shackles, and you don’t even have the sense to be ashamed or, at the very least, let it go? We don’t want an “I’m sorry, but…”…just let it go! And beyond that, you have absolutely nothing of which you should be proud. /end rant/

    • August 7, 2013 - Reply

      @Curious

      It’s because the benefits from being racist are enormous. They get to stand taller on our backs. I truly believe they get a huge psychological boost from oppression.

      • August 7, 2013 - Reply

        @Kam

        Agreed

      • August 7, 2013 - Reply

        @Kam

        Of course they get a HUGE psychological boost from the oppression they afflict on Black people! They can be dirt poor, but their white skin gets them privileges that middle and upper-middle class Black people can’t get. And they know it. This is desperation on them. A well-off Black family could be driving down I-95 in a luxury car on their way to their luxurious vacation, but the confederate flag greeting them in Richmond will say, “…but you’re still Black and therefore inferior to southern whites.” Pathetic.

  5. August 7, 2013 - Reply

    I know some people have said who cares but the fact is if we stop caring we allow white people to think this type if behavior is acceptable. If black folks were to raise up a fist pumping black panther on the same pole I bet they’d have a tough time dealing with it. I have to see that thing when I drive down to North Carolina from DC to see my family. Now every time I go home ill be reminded that this country is still very racist. There is nothing that’s okay about this at all.

    • August 7, 2013 - Reply

      @Nika

      I know they would have a hard time dealing with it, and that is when I would tell them that if they want to curtail my speech, they will have to be willing to curb their own speech. They would refuse, and so would I.

      I would also note that the it was not the Black Panthers who caused the bloodiest war in American history.

  6. August 7, 2013 - Reply

    i don’t understand why flying that flag is not considered an act of treason.

    it bothers me that no one wants to put them in their place about this issue.

    if a group of mexican americans decided to fly a flag over interstate 10 in texas, they’d be screaming bloody hell.

    • August 7, 2013 - Reply

      @omfg

      if the mexican americans were to fly a “mexican” flag…

    • August 7, 2013 - Reply

      @omfg

      This!!!!

  7. August 7, 2013 - Reply

    @omfg

    Your comment reminds me of a news segment that I had watched a few years ago. Members from a small town (Texas, I think) were upset that a bar owner had decided to have the Mexican flag waving above the American flag that hung beside the bar’s entrance. They made a big stink about it.

  8. August 7, 2013 - Reply

    Now, why did you decide to post a comment like that on a website that targets Black women?

    No, really, what motivated you to take the time to post a quotation like that on a Black online magazine?

    You could at least reference who made that comment sweetheart. Who was it now…??? Hmm…was it Darwin perhaps?

  9. August 7, 2013 - Reply

    You’re trying to recreate history. The African is the origin of man and humanity. Some stayed in Africa and some ventured out to explore and conquer the world. This has been genetically proven as fact.

    The truth is Europeans (decedents of Africans) shared information and knowledge amongst themselves and refused to share it with the black, yellow, brown and red (every other race) for the purpose of looting, raping, robbing and enslaving all other races. If the blacks and other races were sub human, why then intentionally not share information? Most African nations were just released from European colonization in the last 40 to 60 years. South African just ended white rule less than 20 years ago. You want to compare these African Nations to European Nations that have been formed and sharing knowledge for 500 years? Why don’t you tell us what you’ve accomplished instead of bragging on your ancestors. Loser. lol

    American slaves were not happy with their en-slavers as you all wish mystify the honorable southern plantation slavers. Which is why almost all the slaves left the plantations after they were freed. The separation of races and miscegenation laws was not for the purpose of racial purity. It was for the purpose of controlling the black man and policing the sexuality of white women. Your supposedly honorable white male ancestors had sex with black females (many of which were teens and pre teens) by force or coercion every chance he got. Which is why today in this country 58% of AA men have European ancestry and 13% of southern white men have African Ancestry. You might won’t to get your DNA checked. lol

    • August 7, 2013 - Reply

      @Roderick

      Great points Roderick.

      Uncle Rhemus, you should go to YouTube and research African civilizations.
      For example, research Benin Bronzes, magnificent crafts done by hand, by “savage” Negros of course. Learn how they were stolen by the British, who then looked at the crafts and believed that Africans couldn’t have produced sophisticated art like that. LOL. Oh the arrogance of the White race.
      Same thing in Zimbabwe, Whites who invaded that land saw a huge man-made wall, but no, the White man then told themselves that Africans couldn’t built it. Hmm…maybe the Chinese built it then? LMAO.

      Research documentaries on African kingdoms such as Zimbabwe, Mali (Songhai Empire), Ethiopia, Kushite Kingdom. Also research a doc about the “Myth of the Primitive Negro”, surprisingly hosted by a White man, Basil Davidson.

      Enjoy your research Uncle Rhemus. You have so much to learn. Lol.

  10. August 7, 2013 - Reply

    “It’s a symbol of my ancestors and what they fought for and what they gave their lives for in a lot of cases,” she explained. “We feel like it’s dishonoring them to put some kind of shame on the flag and make it something that has to be hidden.”

    Sigh…where do I begin? I am not an African-American, I am Black and live in the UK. However, I have studied several documents/books/websites concerning USA Southern history and the horrific, hellish experiences that Whites have put Blacks through slavery to the Confederacy. From what I have studied, the flag is obviously a symbol of pride of the Confederacy; the foundation, the core beliefs, the raison d’etre, the identity of the Southern Whites rests SOLELY on their rabid, pscychotic, murderous obsession with Blacks, and making sure that Blacks are completely subservient, at the bottom of the social ladder and weak in all aspects of life. It is quite hilarious in a strange way, the burning hatred that they have for Blacks, have Southerners actually done anything else during their history in America other than oppress Blacks?? I am being serious.

    To Miss Hathaway,

    Sweety, your ancestors fought and died to “defend” their right to hold slaves, because according to them, we n*****s deserved to be enslaved, it was God’s duty to do so, we were inferior, we were too stupid, blah blah blah. Plus we can’t forget that the wonderful free services that we provided to you Southern Whites which made you rich rich rich. 😉

  11. August 7, 2013 - Reply

    Wow, Ellis, if you really think the Confederate soldier fought to keep slavery alive yyou need a serious history lesson. First, only 6% of southerners owned slaves, almost all Confederate soldiers did not, so what were they fighting for? If the Confederate flag offends you then the United States flag shoud offend you even more, slavery lived for over 80 years under the US flag before the war started. Lincoln also want to colonize all the slaves to South America, saying the black man was not equal to the white man. Also Lincolns emancipation proclomation did not free a single slave, it was to free only the slaves in the Confederacy and not the US that still had slave states, slavery did not end in the US until after the war was over in 1865 when the 13th ammendment was passed. Not a single slave came to america under the flag of the Confederacy, the flag carrying the slaves was the flag of the US and the New England shippers from the North, they became wealthy by shipping the slaves here. You really should learn true history and not politically correct history.

    • August 7, 2013 - Reply

      @Frank

      @Frank

      Yes, only 6% of Confederate Soldiers were slave owners but how many southern’s benefited directly and indirectly from slavery? My guess is almost every last one of them benefitted in some way. Slavery was big business, the biggest southern business, and was the foundation for the south’s economic vitality and viability. Yes, The south’s economy was built on the backs of black folks (slaves).

      The Confederate Flag offends blacks because slavery would not have ended and still would exist today if the south would have won the war. What don’t you understand about that? There is nothing that I respect about your ancestors nor people like you who try to mystify en-slavers and a southern way of life that condoned rape, murder, torture and sell of humans as if they were animals or subhuman. Your folks were terrorist. Don’t believe me google Postmaster Baker also google Isaac Woodard, jr.. These are just two documented attacks after slavery ended. We know there were many more undocumented attacks the were worst. It was southern whites way of life to maintain control. Those weren’t honorable men they were the savages that you all try to portray black men to be.

      • August 8, 2013 - Reply

        @Roderick

        Great points Roderick!

  12. August 8, 2013 - Reply

    SMH… I live in Richmond, VA. :-/

    • August 11, 2013 - Reply

      @KemaVA

      Well maybe someone will shoot bullet holes through it, they love their guns too, they ought to love that! SMH.

  13. August 9, 2013 - Reply

    Reason # 3,236 why I will never live in the South. Overt racism is not something I can easily digest. I have seen 1 confederate flag in my 24 years of life living up North.

    • August 9, 2013 - Reply

      @Diane

      *can’t

  14. August 11, 2013 - Reply

    Oh va…my hometown please stop.

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