Don’t Tread on Me

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is reviewing if the yellow-colored Gadsden Flag with its coiled snake and “Don’t Tread on Me” text is offensive to other workers based on their beliefs. The complaint was filed by a Black worker in January 2014 after he said one of his coworkers wore a hat with the flag on it repeatedly.

The complainant said that he made his concern known to his bosses, who then asked the employee to stop wearing the hat. When the worker in question refused to stop wearing his hat, the offended employee filed a formal complaint with the EEOC, claiming racism in the workplace.

In his complaint, the man stated he “found the cap to be racially offensive to African-Americans because the flag was designed by Christopher Gadsden, a ‘slave trader & owner of slaves.’” He also claims the flag is a “historical indicator of White resentment against Blacks stemming largely from the Tea Party.”

It is hard to forget about the racist couple, who fatally shot two Metro Police officers having lunch at a Las Vegas restaurant in July 2014, then left a Gadsden flag on the dead officers along with swastikas, before continuing their deadly rampage at a nearby Wal-Mart. Oh, wait — the cops were White as were the killers — so it is a different story and should not be a considered a part of this flag’s narrative.

In 2014, the Confederate Battle Flag came under the same attack. The debate over the flag was reignited following the June 17, 2015 shooting at a Black church in Charleston, South Carolina, that left nine people dead.

Of course none of this is about the flags themselves or what they ‘represent,’ it’s all about rewriting history in favor of the Progressive movement.

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