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WTF: The BLACK SNAKE On The “Don’t Treat On Me” Flag Is RACIST And Obama Is Stepping In To BAN It!

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The Gadsden Flag – the famous Revolutionary War Flag depicting a coiled snake, ready to strike and the words “DONT TREAD ON ME” below, is now considered racist by the Obama Administration.

And what is much worse…the government is acting to ban you from displaying it.

All because a single, exceedingly paranoid black employee of one company claimed a co-worker wearing a baseball cap with the flag on it amounted to racial harassment.

The flag was first used during the Revolutionary War aboard ships assembled by the Continental Congress to counter British blockades. It’s historical use had nothingwhatsoever to do with race, racism, the Civil War or slavery.

But the complaint says it is indeed racist because the creator of the flag – Christopher Gadsden – “owned slaves“.  Oh, and of course because leftists note that anti-tax conservatives sometimes fly the flag, and they are all racists too, or something.

That’s it? Yep. That’s all it took for the 4,000 bureaucrat strong, $500 million EEOC to declare war against the symbol in private sector corporate America.

So here’s an excerpt of the complaint heard by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, courtesy The Washington Post’sVolokh Conspiracy:

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, among its other functions, decides “hostile work environment” harassment claims brought against federal agencies. In doing so, it applies the same legal rules that courts apply to private employers, and that the EEOC follows in deciding whether to sue private employers. The EEOC has already ruled that coworkers’ wearing Confederate flag T-shirts can be punishable harassment (a decision that I think isincorrect); and, unsurprisingly, this is extending to other political speech as well. Here’s an excerpt from Shelton D. [pseudonym] v. Brennan, 2016 WL 3361228, decided by the EEOC two months ago:

On January 8, 2014, Complainant filed a formal complaint in which he alleged that the Agency subjected him to discrimination on the basis of race (African American) and in reprisal for prior EEO activity when, starting in the fall of 2013, a coworker (C1) wore a cap to work with an insignia of the Gadsden Flag, which depicts a coiled rattlesnake and the phrase “Don’t Tread on Me.”

A cap? Not even a flag itself? Seriously?

Complainant stated that he found the cap to be racially offensive to African Americans because the flag was designed by Christopher Gadsden, an “owner of slaves.” Complainant also alleged that he complained about the cap to management; however, although management assured him C1 would be told not to wear the cap, C1 continued to come to work wearing the offensive cap. Additionally, Complainant alleged that on September 2, 2013, a coworker took a picture of him on the work room floor without his consent. In a decision dated January 29, 2014, the Agency dismissed Complainant’s complaint on the basis it failed to state a claim . . . .

Complainant maintains that the Gadsden Flag is a “historical indicator of white resentment against blacks stemming largely from the Tea Party.” 

After a thorough review of the record, it is clear that the Gadsden Flag originated in the Revolutionary War in a non-racial context. Moreover, it is clear that the flag and its slogan have been used to express various non-racial sentiments, such as when it is used in the modern Tea Party political movement, guns rights activism, patriotic displays, and by the military.

However, whatever the historic origins and meaning of the symbol, it also has since been sometimes interpreted to convey racially-tinged messages in some contexts. For example, in 2014, African-American New Haven firefighters complained about the presence of the Gadsden flag in the workplace on the basis that the symbol was racially insensitive. Certainly, Complainant ascribes racial connotations to the symbol based on observations that it is sometimes displayed in racially-tinged situations.

In light of the ambiguity in the current meaning of this symbol, we find thatComplainant’s claim must be investigated to determine the specific context in which C1 displayed the symbol in the workplace. In so finding, we are not prejudging the merits of Complainant’s complaint. Instead, we are precluding a procedural dismissalthat would deprive us of evidence that would illuminate the meaning conveyed by C1’s display of the symbol.

So even Obama’s EEOC investigators found absolutely no basis in claims that the flag was racist.

And there’s was no evidence that the cap wearer ever said or did anything racist to his complaining Black co-worker, “Sheldon.”All he did was wear the baseball cap. So the only association between racism and that symbol is in Sheldon’s mind. He thinks it’s racist. It doesn’t matter whether it is or not.

So now the EEOC will put pressure on all companies to consider the racist intent of the symbol. You know what most companies will simply do: BAN IT. No one wants to burn hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees taking on the Marxist lawyers in Obama’s employ.

By the way, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison all owned slaves too. Are their faces now to be banned as “racist” as well by the progressive thought police?

What about images of the White House? Michelle Obama claimed that “slaves built that” (she was lying, as we first exposed). Will any image of that house be banned as well?

What about Old Glory itself? It was designed by Founders, many of whom were slaveholders too. Will that be considered “racist” and banned too? We have already seen courts rule that White students can be banned from wearing clothing with the U.S. flag, for fear of “inciting” violence among Mexican students.

Just imagine how much worse all this will become under a President Hillary Rodham Clinton.

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5 Comments

  1. Robert

    August 6, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    The black snake on this flag IS NOT RACIST! It is a rattlesnake and will bite you no matter you race, color, creed or sex…

  2. alfred parodi

    August 6, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    I have a book that is right for this situation. The title is “Don’t sweat the small stuff, and it is all small stuff” There is nothing in the constitution that protects you from being offended. Such is life. Suck it up and move on. I don’t see color or race. We all bleed red. We are all just Americans.

  3. Ronald Rogers

    August 7, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    Learn your history. It has nothing to do with race!!

  4. Ronald Rogers

    August 7, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    What on earth does moderation mean?

  5. John Williams

    August 7, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    Screw Obama and the administration I just bought 10 of them

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