A video clip of a 2015 debate about the Confederate Flag at Shawnee Mission East highschool has resurfaced on social media. In the footage, a pupil named Christopher Justice instructions the consideration of his classmates as he obliterates any protection of the use of the flag as something aside from a logo of racism.
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“To your argument that the Confederate flag didn’t begin out as racist, I disagree,” the then-Sophomore says whereas opening his laptop computer. “Here’s a direct quote from the Confederate Structure—aside from this one bit it’s precisely the similar as that of the United States. ‘No invoice of attainder, ex submit facto regulation, or regulation denying or impairing the proper of property in negro slaves shall be handed.’ So it says it doesn’t matter what we’ll maintain our slaves.” What he learn is the fourth entry of Part 9 of Article I of the Structure of the Confederate States, which was signed on March 11, 1861.
He continued, “If the Confederates have been actually combating for States’ rights and have been making an attempt to protect the United States, then why is that this [article] the one factor they modified?” As one other pupil tried to oppose his level, he debunked it with one other reality about the Articles of Confederation, the first structure America drafted.
Watch the full debate in the video under.