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from Issues & Controversies: Confederate Monuments: Should Confederate Monuments be Displayed, July 9, 2020. Read more at link above.
...Symbol of heritage, symbol of hate...
In the 1970s and 1980s the Confederate flag often appeared in pop culture as less a symbol of hate and more a symbol of a rebellious spirit and Southern heritage. The Dukes of Hazzard, a 1980s television program, prominently featured a car emblazoned with the Confederate flag and named after Confederate general Robert E. Lee. Different musical acts, such as Lynyrd Skynyrd and Pantera, have used the flag in their branding, but many bands and musicians have distanced themselves from such imagery in the twenty-first century, as such imagery has been adopted by skinhead and neo-Nazi groups in the United States and also by groups outside of the United States with no ties to the Civil War. By 2020, in response to ongoing protests against systemic racism, the band the Dixie Chicks dropped the word "Dixie" (a reference to Southern states) from their name and country band Lady Antebellum announced it would change its name to Lady A, expressing regret that their name had referenced the time period prior to the Civil War when slavery was legal. However, Lady A later sued a Black blues singer who had been using the name for several decades, as they own a trademark on the name.... Login to Read more...
Karaim, R. (2020, October 16). Monument protests. CQ researcher, 30, 1-56. http:/
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