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Old 22 June 2015, 02:22 AM
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The war ended; the South lost. Let it go. "Yankee history" - good grief.

Insisting upon specific terminology other than what is generally used by most historians doesn't help win people over, especially when that terminology includes pejoratives such as "Yankee" or outdated terms such as "Oriental."

The strawman "myths" aren't helping the case, either. I can honestly say I've never heard anyone argue that the Confederate flag is problematic because it was flown on slave ships, or that the rich slave owners made up the ranks of the Confederate army.
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