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Isadore Hall, III

Confederate flag represents South no more than Mexico's represents California

Confederate flag represents South no more than Mexico's represents California

Imagine the outrage if they started flying the Mexican flag at California's state Capitol. They wouldn't, but you could just hear the rationalization: It's about pride of heritage, culture and ancestry. You know, the same stuff that many southerners say about why they fly the Confederate flag. The Mexican flag, after all, flew over California from 1822 to 1846. Mexico ruled us for a generation after it gained independence from Spain and until white settlers mounted their Bear Flag Revolt. That revolt is symbolized today in California's state flag. But many flags have flown over California. Maybe we should raise them at the Capitol, too, for old times' sake....

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