Originally Posted by Robstar
Not sure if they are the same event. However, the Southern Boys were known to have the confederate flag on their ring attire.
And not the "proud to be a redneck" as much as "Proud of Southern Heritage". There's a High School in my home town that is call "Lee High School". Yes, that's General Lee. The school name is the Rebels. They have been well known in Texas for their football team. Cedric Benson (current Running Back on the Green Bay Packers) graduated from this school. I remember the "uproar" that was brought up when he was seen riding in the back of a buddy of his pickup truck, waving a Confederate Flag, the week they were set to face their inner city rivals, the Midland High Bulldogs. The "uproar" came not from the "black" members of the community, but rather the "Liberal" members of the city. They said that it was a symbol of "hate" and a "travesty" that he was holding that flag... You know what Cedric thought of it? It was a symbol of his school pride. Anything that flag had associated with hatred died when the Civil War ended and neither he, nor anyone in his family ever experienced that era in time. The "symbolism" of the Confederate Flag is what you make it out to be... Just like the Pentagram, Enron Symbol, or Iranian flag are only relative to your life experiences associated with them.
Of course, this view is that of my own person so I am sure that others will disagree... But to me (as well as other black people in my community), the "Confederate Flag" doesn't have the same negative connotation behind it that other people in a different part of the world give it.