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Old 07-10-2015, 07:41 PM   #1
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Now The Symbol Of New Orleans Is Considered Racist

The fleur de lis, a French symbol used by royal families dating back to the 13th century, and emblazoned on the New Orleans Saints helmet, is now being called a symbol of slavery, drawing comparisons to the recent uproar against the Confederate battle flag.

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This is just getting ridiculous! There are so many fricking flags in the world. If we nitpick every damn flag in the world. Someone somewhere would find cause. We don't have bigger problems than flags? JEEzus!

I find the rainbow flag oppressive to the last of us Conservatives. But that will be jammed down my throat til the die I die now.
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I highly doubt the fleur de lis will reach the proportion of the confederate flag. The confederate flag is well publicized to be carried by hate groups like the klu klux klan, skinheads & biker gangs that teach superior race. In the civil war the south (confederate army)were fighting to be in control of their property and at the time African American were considered property not a person. Fleur de lis symbols are not carried by hate groups or anyone that I know of that committed a hate crime
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That theory has been around a long time. Nothing came from it before and nothing will now.
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Someone of stature needs to tell those self righteous sobs to find a suitably pointed fleur de lis and ..... sit on it.
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This won't go as far. Too many Blacks identify with it as well. It's nothing like the Confederate flag.
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Saints are on thin ice anyway.

Why the very name of the team screams religiosity or something.

In fact, I might be going out on a limb here but I think "Saints" (at least until SCOTUS redefines it to mean ax-wielding child molester) has a Christian connotation.

How could they be so insensitive to non-Christian NFL fans???
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Old 07-11-2015, 06:35 AM   #8
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the really weird part is most people that visit there always talk about the link back to civil war being a huge plus as a tourist. most expected slaves in hiding and hooded masks running around. to their surprise most thought racism in New Orleans was not any worse than other major city in the country. the strong connection to the past seemed to be more about the positives that have been lost in society. southern charm and hospitality.

New Orleans might just be cutting their nose off on this one and tourism could be the hurt more than they can see. something they can not afford to lose.

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Well, this is the unintended consequence of these actions...since people can be pretty much offended by anything

The confederate flag has a place in the history of this nation. I don't understand the logic of flying it from government buildings because they lost, but it should be displayed in museums, etc.

Some people may use it as a symbol of racism, but I do not find that to be the overriding theme of people who display it. They themselves may or may not be prejudice, but the reason for them flying the flag generally is an issue of pride of hailing from the south.
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Well, this is the unintended consequence of these actions...since people can be pretty much offended by anything

The confederate flag has a place in the history of this nation. I don't understand the logic of flying it from government buildings because they lost, but it should be displayed in museums, etc.

Some people may use it as a symbol of racism, but I do not find that to be the overriding theme of people who display it. They themselves may or may not be prejudice, but the reason for them flying the flag generally is an issue of pride of hailing from the south.
I agree the Confederate flag has a place in history.

BUT...I'm not sure what part of the south you live in, where I am for most people who fly it, wear it, whatever they are racist.

I get the heritage angle, I do. But once it was adopted by the klan and other racist groups is heritage it became a heritage of hatred and prejudice.

Look at the swastika. That is an ancient symbol used in many different incantations throughout history and the world as a religious symbol (Hindu temples throughout India) or a symbol of good luck (many including the Cherokee nation). Once the swastika became associated with the nazis and what they stand for... Well i hope you can see where i am going with this.

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