More PC bullshit from our ‘pussy generation’, as Clint Eastwood likes to put it. Check out why this flag is now racist.
The United States workplace discrimination watchdog is considering if employees wearing clothing with a Gadsden flag logo are racial harassing African Americans.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is reportedly investigating the issue surrounding the ‘Don’t Tread On Me’ snake logo after an African American employee of a federal agency complained they were racially harassed when a co-worker wore a cap showing the symbol.
The complainant said he found the cap racially offensive to African Americans because the flag was designed by Christopher Gadsden, who he described as a ‘slave trader & owner of slaves’.
The logo was created by Gadsden, a South Carolina soldier, in 1775 during the American Revolution.
The claimant complained about the cap to management but, despite assurances, the co-worker still kept wearing the offensive cap.
The complainant maintained the Gadsden Flag was a ‘historical indicator of white resentment against blacks stemming largely from the Tea Party’, according to a recent interim decision published by the Washington Post.
The complainant claimed that the the Vice President of the International Association of Black Professional Firefighters cited the Gadsden Flag as the equivalent of the Confederate Battle Flag when he successfully had it removed from a New Haven, Connecticut, fire department flagpole.
In its decision two months ago, the EEOC said it was clear the Gadsden Flag originated during the Revolutionary War in a non-racial context.
But the watchdog said, putting the historic origins aside, the symbol had also since been ‘sometimes interpreted to convey racially-tinged messages in some contexts’.