Right about the same time the movement against the Confederate battle flag started. Why? B/c for quite a while before the Civil War, the colonies and then the fledgling United States allowed and propagated slavery. We also effectively conquered, imprisoned and practiced genocide against the Native American population.At what point did displaying the American flag become a symbol of racism. More importantly, who is responsible for this tying together. Always see the bigger picture, do not allow yourself to be mind controlled. Displaying our flag is not racist, just as kneeling before it to bring attention to an issue is not anti-patriotic. Wake up.. and stop letting people tell you what to think.
This unfair disdain for our history was inevitable in a society that looks only at past sins, failing to focus on the liberty principles and ideals upon which the country was founded and that future generations were not only to aspire to, but obtain....and we've made great strides in that endeavor, have raised the world wide standard of living immensely, and have brought massive prosperity as well. We are not without our blemishes and sins...past and present, but rehashing that which cannot be changed is simply destructive. That energy would be much better spent implementing the various solutions to the societal problems that have eluded us merely b/c a majority is unwilling to think outside the box.
JMO, of course....and worth every bit you paid for it.