Georgia Issues New Confederate Flag License Plate

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  1. RenchFries

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    In Georgia, the state Department of Revenue’s Motor Vehicle Division approved of a new specialty license plate design that features the Confederate battle flag. Under state law, all license plate proposals are submitted to the Motor Vehicle division to screen out insensitive or offensive license plate designs.
    This new plate design replaces an older Confederate battle flag template that began circulation in the early 2000s. But the new design, proposed by the Sons of Confederate Veterans, features a more prominent Confederate battle flag across the background, the emblem of the SOCV on the left side, and a dedication to the organization in a banner across the lower-center of the plate. While the Department of Revenue has defended the new plate by saying the appearance of the flag is not new, the re-issuance of a symbol associated with racism in an even larger and more prominent manner has raised the ire of many. Maynard Eaton, spokesman for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, called the display “reprehensible†and added “we don’t have license plates saying ‘Black Power’.†Georgia’s Governor, Nathan Deal (R) also commented, telling the Atlanta Journal Constitution that he had “no information in advance about it.â€
    This is not the first instance in the State of Georgia over the Confederate battle flag. From 1956 to 2001, the Georgia state flag prominently displayed the battle flag of the Confederacyuntil it was removed in favor of the Georgia state seal on a blue background with the former and current flags of the United States and Georgia displayed in a banner in the lower middle. In 2003, the current “stars and bars†design was adopted in order to remove the Confederate battle flag entirely and prevent any association with or endorsement of white supremacy. At the same time Georgia removed any chance of that conclusion from the state flag it began circulation of the Confederate battle flag license plates.


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    http://thinkprogress.org/justice/20...ia-approves-confederate-license-plate-design/


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  2. DarkFriday

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    Southerners.

    Proud of a war they got their asses handed too them in.

    Eventually. :coffee:
     
  3. Lawsy

    Lawsy Hey, buttholes

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    We've had that here for years

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  5. NipplesAndToes23

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    Quit being so PC, faggots.
     
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  7. DarkFriday

    DarkFriday Mlaw stole my AV Gold

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    I'm White.

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  8. NipplesAndToes23

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    That's fine. But anyone who is butthurt over a goddamn flag is an idiot. It's just a fucking flag.
     
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    What about the people who are butthurt over others being butthurt?
     
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    I see you googled "blacks wearing confederate flag" too. Nice! :lo5:
     
  13. NipplesAndToes23

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    Who is this faggot?
     
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    yeah, Kanye says the blacks now own the confederate flag. Next up, white hoods and robes!
     
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    we should put this guy on all our money just to fuck with them

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    It's all fun and games until some good ole boys roll up on you in one of these.

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    If they attack someone that's one thing, but the truck itself is completely innocuous. If someone rolls up on me in that truck would I make sure to be aware of the situation? Yes. But I would do the same thing if anyone rolled up on me regardless of what they were driving. Did the guys who killed James Byrd have confederate flags all over their truck?
     
  20. gwartney

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    When I lived in Tennessee I used to see dudes who would have full sized confederate flags on poles flapping in the wind in their truck bed. I know it's narrow minded but I just didn't think they were all that black -friendly.