NC Capitol Connection’s Matt Caulder continues his columns on the Confederate flag controversy. In this one, he reflects on how a symbol may have multiple meanings. That is, neo-Nazis have appropriated the number 18, because Adolf Hitler’s initials are the first and eighth letters of the alphabet. So do we skip 18, just as some buildings once omitted an “unlucky” 13th floor?
More to the point, if the Ku Klux Klan uses the Confederate flag as a symbol of hatred, even in the North, what does that have to do with those who see the flag as a symbol of regional pride? Check out the column and its companion pieces for insights on this issue.