Federal Agency Suggests That Gadsden Flag May Be Racist

early-42001_960_720By Joshua Krause

In recent years the Gadsden flag has become increasingly popular among conservatives and libertarians. And since so many leftists view those ideologies as racist and hateful, they’ve come to view that flag in the same light, regardless of its historical context.

Which may explain a recent decision made by a federal agency known as the Equal Employment Commission. They’re responsible for handling harassment claims made by federal employees, and earlier this year they received a complaint from a black Postal Service employee. He claimed that the federal government had subjected him to racial discrimination because a coworker was allowed to a wear a hat with a Gadsden flag emblem.

As for why he thought the flag was racist, he cited the fact that the creator of the flag, Christopher Gadsden, was a slave owner, and because the flag was used by Tea Party activists. In reality, the flag has no racial connotations, and not just because being a Tea Party activist doesn’t automatically make someone a racist. The flag was created as a military banner during the Revolutionary War. It has no racial context.

The Equal Employment Commission decided that the flag wasn’t racist, but their decision came with a caveat. They said that the Gadsden flag could be “interpreted to convey racially-tinged messages in some contexts,” and that “Certainly, Complainant ascribes racial connotations to the symbol based on observations that it is sometimes displayed in racially-tinged situations.”

They’ve decided that this complaint needs to be investigated further to determine if the Gadsden hat was worn in a racial context. If that’s found to be the case, you can probably expect every federal worker who wears the symbol to be eyed with suspicion by their bosses in the future (if they aren’t already).

Joshua Krause is a reporter, writer and researcher at The Daily Sheeple. He was born and raised in the Bay Area and is a freelance writer and author. You can follow Joshua’s reports at Facebook or on his personal Twitter. Joshua’s website is Strange Danger.


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6 Comments on "Federal Agency Suggests That Gadsden Flag May Be Racist"

  1. Another insane example of political correctness guaranteed to BACKFIRE!!

  2. From Newsmax: The commission referred to two cases where the Gadsden flag was used in a racial context.

    “In June 2014, Las Vegas spree shooters [mentally ill mind control police informants Jared and Amanda Miller kicked off the Bundy ranch when they attempted to infiltrate as programmed provocateurs] and who were associated with white supremacist groups draped the flag — and swastikas — over the bodies of two slain police officers, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Both officers were white.

    “African-American firefighters in New Haven complained about the display of the Gadsden flag in an office at the fire training academy, calling it racially insensitive. The flag was taken down, but officials at the academy claimed they hung it to show support for the military, which displayed versions of the flag during the American Revolution.”

  3. Ah, I see truth is censored from comments here. No problem. No need to bother commenting here further, then.

  4. Now this is another. Example of complete bulcrap used to create imaginary taboos which have no substance whatsoever.
    The guy was a slave owner so now this guy takes offence.
    Why I am offended buy nabisco every time I see the word Cracker!,,
    Bunch of idiots in this country!!!!!

  5. Debbie Hogan Tate | August 8, 2016 at 8:57 pm | Reply

    We need to clean our houses of all these PC nutcases!

  6. Political Correctness on overload. Are people really that ignorant that they don’t know what that flag stands
    for? I doubt it. They are hoping everyone else is so that this form of reverse racism can be used against someone else.

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