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    Posted November 27, 2011 by
    Bluffton, South Carolina

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    I WILL NOT Take My Confederate Flag DOWN!!!


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     GoGreen58 says he loves the South and is proud that one of his ancestors may have been a private in the Confederate Army. He says he started flying the Confederate battle flag two months ago in his dorm room at the University of South Carolina Beaufort. He says had to take it down before the Thanksgiving holiday. He says he has an attorney who is helping him try to get permission to fly the flag again. He sees the flag as a symbol of states' rights, not racism. "The flag isn't racist only an ignorant person can make it racist," he told me.
    - davidw, CNN iReport producer

    My college has forced me to take down my Confederate flag because they say that I was violating a "Racism Code". The flag has been up for the last two months and there were no problems about it, but now they want to say that I am violating a code. They cannot do this to me. This is a public college and I have my right to freedom of speech. The Sons of Confederate Veterans are on my side and I have an attorney. If the housing department does not allow me to put my flag back up after they receive the letter, a huge lawsuit will take place because the housing department is violating my right to freedom of speech. I'm Black, not African-American and I don't see the Confederate flag as a racist symbol!!!

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