Date: Mon, 27 Oct 1997 23:43:29 EST


Subject: Re: redneck, nigger, good ole boy, kicker, etc.

It seems to me that the issue is the same one surrounding the

inclusion of the Confederate battle flag in the state flags of South

Carolina, Georgia, and Mississippi, or the use of that flag or the

Li'l Reb mascot for high schools throughout the South.

A minor point, which has no bearing upon the validity of your position: the

issue in South Carolina has to do with whether the Confederate battle flag

should continue to fly, with the US and state flags, over the SC Capitol. The

South Carolina flag, fortunately, has not been subjected to the fate of its

Georgia counterpart (I am not familiar with the Mississippi flag). It is a

strikingly simple and beautiful banner. I suspect the Georgia flag was, too, in

in its day.