This Guy Has A Dumb Opinion About Gone With The Wind

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I want to start today’s post by sending you somewhere else–to a column by Lou Lumenick of the New York Post.

Go there. Read it.

Now, let me tell you how dumb this opinion is.

Without going into a long diatribe on the Confederate flag, I’ll simply say I understand why most Americans want it removed from courthouses and state flags. It’s a symbol of racism, plain and simple.

But to somehow equate the racism represented by the Confederate flag to Gone With the Wind is, well, dumb. The fact of the matter is that when GWTW was published, racism was alive and well. Segregation was law in parts of America, mostly the south, where Margaret Mitchell’s novel takes place. The time in which GWTW takes place, the American Civil War, is an even more racially charged time.

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