Group features Confederate flag on specialty license plates in Georgia, renewing debate

  • Article by: Associated Press
  • Updated: February 19, 2014 - 9:10 AM

ATLANTA — Georgia officials have once again approved a specialty license plate featuring the Confederate battle flag, infuriating civil rights advocates and renewing a debate among those who believe the symbol honors Confederate heritage and those who see it as racially charged.

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edinawaterFeb. 19, 14 7:09 AM

Go ahead, Georgia. Secede from the union. It's clear you hate your country. USA doesn't need a state full of traitors.

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viczee26Feb. 19, 14 7:31 AM

Some interesting news sure comes out of these Third World Countries. Hmmmmmm

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dirtydogsFeb. 19, 14 7:34 AM

Is this when freedom of speech goes too far or should those that hate it just suck it up?

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dmulville72Feb. 19, 14 7:37 AM

"Honoring" Confederate heritage? Really? Confederate heritage is death, slavery, and trying to destroy a growing nation. There is no "honor" involved with what the Stars and Bars represents, only death and destruction.

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rinder82Feb. 19, 14 7:46 AM

The confederate battle flag is in no way a celebration of Southern culture and heritage. Regarding it as such completely writes African Americans out of the Southern cultural landscape, which, of course, is absurd and offensive.

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JPetersen3Feb. 19, 14 7:52 AM

The Sons of Confederate Veterans said they mean no offense to anybody. Riiiiiiiiiiiight.

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homeboymike7Feb. 19, 14 7:52 AM

Slavery, Jim Crow, Poll Taxes, Lynchings, Back of the Bus. Southern Heritage: be loud, be proud.

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envy5000Feb. 19, 14 8:00 AM

Allowing the Confederate flag on state issued license plates is offensive. Why would do people continue to identify as 'Southerners'? It's been nearly 149 years since the end of the Civil War.

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mrclean1234Feb. 19, 14 8:08 AM

Simple fix,ensure that any extra fees that are collected from the plates goes directly to some cause that supports people of African decent are not forced into slavery.

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sadie23Feb. 19, 14 8:14 AM

Doing this only stirs up memories of Americas worst time. If you are going to do something try to advance your state by 150+ years.

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