I know this can be a bit of a touchy subject, but I am honestly curious. For starters, the Confederate flag is also the state flag of Alabama, but I almost never see it associated with anything having to do with Alabama. When I see people wearing it on their hats or their shirts, it's always used to show "redneck pride." Some ones I've seen recently have messages like, "Redneck Woman," "Badass Country Chick" and yes, "Redneck Pride." I saw one just yesterday that said, "I don't wear this shirt to piss people off, but if it does, oh well." Therefore, I ask: Why do people display the Confederate flag? Given its reputation as a symbol of racism and white-trashiness, I can't imagine that most people wear it truly to show that they're proud to be from Alabama. IMHO, it's almost like someone wearing a swastika and saying, "Oh, don't be offended. The swastika is really a religious symbol from several eastern religions, and was around for centuries before the Nazi Party adopted it." While historically, that's true, it has nevertheless been stigmatized. And you know that. Please chime in, I want to have a civil, polite discussion here.