Federal Agency Suggests That Gadsden Flag May Be Racist

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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).

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  • Cracker122049

    Of course they do, they want to replace it with the Rainbow faggot flag!

  • enough is enough

    My first Amendment rights allow my to offend whomever I darn well please!

    • Gil G


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    • Roy Hobs

      Until you lose your job. I’m not disagreeing with you. Just want to wake up the sheeple.

    • Tatiana Covington

      And if they don’t like it, you’ve got the Second Amendment too.

  • Cajun Robear

    Just ordered me a flag (made in the USA).
    It will fly under my American Betsy Ross Flag (also made in the USA).

  • Jim

    Well then, call me a racist because I have several of these flags.

  • Facts Only??
  • jeff

    Fluck the Federal Goberment….. State Rights Bithches!!! I wished the South would of Won !!!

  • 1BigNasty

    Is there anything that ISN’T racist…????

    • NonYo Business

      The middle finger. Its message is universal, and applies to everyone equally.

      • Tatiana Covington

        Excellent! I’ll remember that!

  • but to the US Navy it is part of their uniform ……………..it was their original battle flag.

  • none

    I would say it’s good advice!
    Down south the snakes are very deadly, and with the old imagrants (slaves ). They might not have known how poisonous they are!
    Today we have a whole new generation of imagrants. And they are being helped with this same advice.

  • jim_robert

    Well, the snake on the flag is BLACK, so I have to assume this is a flag that racist blacks use against whites.

  • jim_robert

    In other fascist PC news today, “White Christmas” is being banned as racist, ALL lives matter is being banned (wait – that’s not exaggeration – a woman at Univ. of Houston was just expelled for saying just that last week), and the fact that snow is white is being called racist by the fascist left.

    Turns out Obama has created more racial division in this country than anyone since Jefferson Davis… perhaps more.

  • AmericaAwakens

    First it was the Confederate Flag. Now, it is the Gadsden Flag???? LISTEN UP PEOPLE, whether you are black, white, pink, yellow or rainbow colored, you need to get over the ploy perpetrated by our Liar-n-Chief!!. All this divisiveness between us has been spurred on by OUR OWN GOVERNMENT because they want “Daddy of the UN” to take charge of us. Our weenie in the WH cannot bring himself to sound like he is the “bad guy Guns GONE, free speech GONE, freedom of thought is also on the agenda as these a$$holes do not like to hear criticism about themselves. WHAT THE HELL IS HAPPENING TO MY BELOVED COUNTRY?? Is everyone following the sheep of the cliff???

    • Gil G

      The Confederate flags are a different case

      • SP_88

        Like hell it is. The Confederate flag is a battle flag as well. This is part of their agenda to erase history and culture and racially divide us.
        The Confederate flag has been around for well over a hundred years. So why now? Why is it all of a sudden a problem for black people? It wasn’t a problem before. Nobody ever thought of it as a racist flag for over a century. But now they are taking down historic monuments and license plates with the Confederate flag on it and anything else that can be tied to racism or slavery in any way.
        They are trying to erase our history. Well guess what, our history has racism and slavery in it. Deal with it. Taking away the historical objects will not erase the history. But it will make it so nobody knows about our true history. And that will doom us to repeat it.
        You would think that the people who’s ancestors were slaves would be the ones who would make sure that nobody forgot about what happened back then for the specific purpose of making sure that it never happens again.
        But these people who are trying to erase history and remove all the things that remind us of our history are not the most intelligent people. In fact, erasing our history is a pretty ignorant thing to do. And willfully so. Because it’s not like they weren’t told that this was a bad idea. They just chose to do it anyway.

        • Gil G

          Gee, why would Blacks have a problem with the Confederacy as well as neo-Confederates with the secessionist tracts mentioning the importance of slavery?

          • SP_88

            So now we should go around banning anything that can even remotely be associated with something racist or related to slavery?
            What about the stars and stripes? Surely because people in the north also owned slaves and some argued in favor of slavery, the American flag must also be banned.
            The democrats were responsible for fighting against ending slavery and it was democrats who founded the KKK. They also fought against civil rights. So the donkey that represents the democrats should be banned, and maybe we should ban democrats too.
            Margaret Sanger who founded Planned Parenthood was a racist who wanted to make it easier for blacks to abort their children in order to cut down their rate of procreation. So we should ban Planned Parenthood too.
            The point is that there are a lot of things that can be associated with slavery or racism either directly or indirectly. And it would be ridiculous to try and ban everything that could possibly be connected to racism or slavery. And I could go on and on.
            And just because someone associates something with racism doesn’t mean that it is a symbol of racism. And even if something is a symbol of racism, it doesn’t give anyone the right to ban it. If someone wants to cover their house or car with swastikas and confederate flags, they are free to do so. It may be in bad taste, but it isn’t illegal.
            The worst part about this is that it’s such a one way street. Things that offend or bother one group of people are being banned, but things that are clearly intended to be offensive to other people are being ignored. And that is racism. How ironic it is that the people who are supposedly so offended by a flag and are always crying racism are the ones who are doing all these racist things. What a bunch of hypocrites.
            If I started a group called “White Lives Matter” the black people would call me a racist. But it’s ok for them to do all these anti-white things and nobody is supposed to say anything about it?
            Playing the race card has been worn out at this point. It was grossly overused and now people are sick and tired of hearing about it. This racism nonsense is only going to go so far.
            People are going to stop caring about racism and what people think about flags or anything else that may be offensive to minorities. Many people already have.
            The bottom line is that nobody has a right to not be offended.

        • disqus_tzf3a7eO2g

          Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.

          G. Orwell

        • Sallie Dodd Butters

          I’m an 11th gen. Yank now living in Alaska, but I have ALWAYS loved the Confederate flag! and “Don’t Tread On Me” has always been my favorite State flag…STOP YOUR WHINING..’cause I’m going to continue wearing/flying them both right along with the stars & stripes !

      • michael lawless

        no its not

      • Sallie Dodd Butters

        No they aren’t…

      • Abe

        A flag represents people that are tired of being kicked around. Just like the “come and take it ” flag.

      • bsroon

        Truth is – our Civil War history is lies and brainwashing. Lincoln ONLY freed the slaves in the south while keeping northern slaves bound. Hmm. Tried to convince people to export all blacks to Honduras or Costa Rica or somewhere down there as they would “never be compatible” with the whites.
        The war was about states rights – and Lincoln stated that he would do ANYTHING to preserve the Union – some say that with the congress unable to legally pass ANY legislation because it couldn’t meet quorum without the southern senators etc – that they (1862) turned the USA into a corporation.
        That is flawed thinking whether they did so or not. If you haven’t enough congress to legally meet quorum, you don’t have enough quorum to legally change the basis of the nation…………

        Nope, it was a war of secession – and no, i’m not southern. Grew up in Chicago…..

  • GomeznSA

    All of this hoopla aka racist stuff was captured in a sign held up by a little kid a decade or so ago. It said (quite eloquently) “It doesn’t matter what I say, you will call it racist”.
    As I pointed out on another blog about this story, all of us have been discriminated against at some time in our past. Most of us put on our big people pants and got on with our lives, some people simply can’t or won’t, especially if they see an opportunity to get some big bucks out of their grievance.

  • Mike

    If blacks and the left does not like it they call it racist. Screw them all. I will fly this flag, the rebel flag and what ever other freaking flag I choose to. If they don’t like, welcome to reality and life.

  • Frank Energy

    Fuck them!

  • SP_88

    The democrats have been racists for a very long time. It was democrats who started the KKK. It was democrats who started the Black Panthers. And now it’s democrats who started Black Lives Matter.
    The only difference is that the democrats have gone from discriminating against blacks to discriminating against whites. The party of equality, tolerance and social justice has a long history of inequality, intolerance and social injustice as well as racism, bigotry and division. By using the MSM, they have spread enough lies and propaganda to convince people that it’s republicans who are racist. But nothing could be further from the truth. The leftist, progressive democrats are such liars.
    If a democrat says it, the exact opposite is the truth.
    There is no need to listen to this ridiculous nonsense. These America-hating commies will eventually say that anything they don’t like is racist just so they can make it go away. Don’t give them an inch. Because they will take a mile. Fly whatever flag you want. Don’t let these elitists control us like this. This is all coming from these elitists. They pay some black guy to pretend that he’s offended by this or that because it’s “racist”, even if it has never had anything to do with racism or slavery or anything like that. Then the media spreads it around like a case of herpes and suddenly a bunch of other black people think they are offended too.
    Nobody was ever bothered by this flag until they were told that they should be offended by the media. That flag has been around for over a hundred years. But it’s only the last year or so that people have said anything about it. And it’s because this agenda only started about a year ago or so. And that’s all this is, an agenda. A ridiculous nonsense agenda.

    If you are offended by a flag or a monument, the people who started this nonsense are laughing at you. These elitists who started all this are laughing at you because look how easy it was to tell you that you are suddenly offended by something that has been there the whole time, but you only noticed when you were told to. And it is kinda funny how easily manipulated you are.
    Stop listening to the tv and learn to think for yourselves.

  • Zero1

    You people are God Damn mentally I’ll, All of you Federal agency assholes need to be locked up in a Metal institution.

  • Harleys R. Toofuknloud

    Almost all of the founding fathers were slave owners. But I’ll bet that postal worker learned that when he got his GED in prison.

  • joseph keeney

    CATI MF.

  • disqus_tzf3a7eO2g

    I have one of these flags that I fly under my Stars and Stripes. My Gadsden flag came with a small tag on it that says,: “Officially Licensed Product by the United States Marine Corps”.

    Just try and tell me I can’t fly this flag.

  • Dick Ellis


  • L.C. in Texas

    Theodore Roosevelt’s ideas on Immigrants and being an AMERICAN in 1907.

    ‘In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin.
    But this is predicated upon the person’s becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American…
    There can be no divided allegiance here.
    Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn’t an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag…
    We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language..
    And we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.’
    Theodore Roosevelt 1907

  • TheRepublicOfTexas

    To take over these United States with little or no cultural backlash, the United Nitwits are slowly wiping out ALL things American. Our history, our symbols,i.e.: Flags, Historic Leaders/Military Leaders, the Constitution, Bill of Rights, etc.. will be erased soon, and the internationalism of the united nitwits will be our new identity. . .

  • Joe Toland

    People need to stop letting dumb SOB’s decide what is politicaly correct. They start crap because they arn’t doing as well as sombody else. Bill Gates is racists, he has .more money than me…… sheesh……

  • Wayright2

    If anyone is offended by my Gadsen flag, which is installed upstairs, inside my work shop/garage, they won’t be offended for long. This is because they will be bleeding out after being shot as a trespasser/burglar. Those that arrive as guests would never be offended by that or any other flag. They have more important priorities than political correctness. So should we all.

    • Gil G

      Honour killings are ggggggreat!

  • Kathleen Carter
    • Mary Brumley

      GO TRUMP 2016!

  • David in MA

    Add them up folks, one by one America’s history is being erased and will be replaced with what the Communists want, this will be Clinton, Obama, several bank groups, muslims and the Catholic Church who all will eventually fight each other until only one is left, to govern the new world order/one world government.

  • Abe

    Funny thing I’ve had a Gadsden tat for 40 years now. Like people today, people back then are clueless. Fancy that. The reason I got it was due to the fact this was the first unofficial flag of the United States Marine Corps.

    These are the same people that call a Confederate Cruiser the flag of the CSA. They wouldn’t know a Confederate flag if it was shoved up there ass with a rebel yell behind it.

    But then the presstitutes wouldn’t lie would they?

  • PopperlinRosebud

    Nope. This goes too far. Liberals aren’t winning this one. Time to stock up on Gadsen flag memorabilia. May even name my next born son, “Gadsen.”

  • darius watson

    Ahhh, the hopey changey govt trying to interpret history in favor of the low information morons.

  • bsroon

    Well, for minorities of any stripe to pretend that i am “the man” keeping them down because i’m a “white male” (really? i’m totally an individual with no duplication on the planet – just like you and them) is racist.

    If you think that i am the equivalent of a Rothschild or Rockefeller, or a Zuckerberg letting the cops pull a facebook page in which a black woman was communicating her stand-off with the cops (and when the page was shut down they shot her to death and shot her 5-yr old child) then you are a racist moron.

    i’ve been to the point where i had THIRTEEN DOLLARS in my account – TOTAL. Had 5 slices of bread, about half a dozen cans of food, a few pieces of somewhat old fruit, and jobs STILL hadn’t come through – so i had to go on EBT/foodstamps. So if you think “I” am keeping YOU down – you are retarded.

    • bsroon

      ANY thing can be taken as having racist connotations if YOU choose to take it there.

  • Mary Brumley

    The American Indians need to assimilate and get a life! Opportunities are there for them also.