usurp verb \yu̇-ˈsərp also -ˈzərp\ to take or make use of without right
Both sides of the racial / political fence have usurped symbols, e.g, CSA flag designs to support their own uneducated / ignorant attitudes, perspectives, stances, mind-sets, et cetera. They will not be moved.
The word heritage [anything that has been transmitted from the past or handed down by tradition] is bandied around ad nauseam by the right.
Slavery is the label [most often attached to CSA symbols] used by the left. Because Negroes and their political supporters outnumber the right side, they will probably win the war of opinion.
More than 150 years after the American Civil War ended with Robert E Lee’s
capitulation to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox, the war continues on different levels … mostly verbal and some violent. Many still argue the cause of the was was States Rights while others contend that slavery was the cause.
An informal survey by the Pew Research Center in 2011 indicated more Americans say states’ rights rather than slavery was the main cause of the Civil War. 48% of Americans agreed.
Oh, what a 4 year difference makes in opinions … thanks in a great part to one Dylan Roof’s murders in Charleston, SC. Now the CSA symbols are blamed more so than the murderer.
Did you know that according to the 1860 census of the then 36 states, 17 had slave owners, while 19 did not.
Indentured servants in reality, slaves, mostly Caucasian Europeans [whites]
first arrived in America in the decade following the settlement of Jamestown by the Virginia Company in 1607. This happened more than 250 years before the Civil War.
Like Negro later slave ownership at the beginning of 1860, the fact was relative to economics.
No war. No flags.