Posted on February 4, 2011 by btx3
Apparently the guardians of the Southern Myth didn’t like a painting by Gainsville State College, located in Gainsville, Georgia by Professor Stanley Bermudez. Seems Professor Bermudez made the mistake of painting what he felt when he saw the flag…
Neo-confederate and hate groups promptly voice their ire, intimidating the College to remove the flag from the Art Exhibit.
“When I was growing up in South America, we had the freedom of expression in my country. But when Hugo Chávez came into power, he started manipulating that freedom. Everything from the media to art was being censored,” said Bermudez, who is from Venezuela.
“Anyone who made a negative comment about the government … was being attacked or repressed. I don’t agree with that kind of censorship.”
As an artist, Bermudez often takes to canvas to express his feelings and thoughts. One of his most recent works, “Heritage?,” illustrates what comes to his mind when he thinks of the Confederate flag.
The red flag, with the blue St. Andrew’s Cross emblazoned across the front adorned with white stars, was carried onto the battlefield by Confederate soldiers during the Civil War. While some people argue that the flag represents Southern heritage and pride, other people — Bermudez included — see it in a less positive light. (more…)
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Posted on July 9, 2009 by btx3
Years ago, BTX3 was representing a company who wanted to build a new facility in the US. South Carolina was one of the locations they were looking at. This was in the middle of the confederate flag fight, over flying the flag over the State Capital. Their concern was that, even though the labor rates were great, that whatever savings that they might gain by locating in South Carolina would be eaten up in lawsuits by continuing discrimination claims and employee dissatisfaction lowering productivity. After talking to some of the state officials, I couldn’t really disagree – and whether my assessment carried any weight at all…
They chose to locate somewhere else.
Confederate Flag Issues Move Basketball Tournament From S.C.
Fly it in the Outhouse
Concerns about the Confederate flag have led the Atlantic Coast Conference to move three future baseball tournaments out of South Carolina. (more…)
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