^ This is the flag of your country and your government. This is the flag that represents your freedom, the soldiers who fight for that freedom, the constitution, and the 200+ years of history that have shaped this nation.
^ This is the flag that represents people who attempted to keep their “right” to own others, who attempted to divide this country you’re allegedly “proud” of and who subjugated and abused a large portion of the citizens of this nation, fighting to keep freedom solely for white people rather than enjoyed by all. The fact that this flag DOES NOT represent a country is a major victory.
Southern pride should be about a lot more than that shitty, disgusting, symbol of racism.