Missouri man defends hanging up Confederate flag with noose

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How Racist Is the Confederate Flag?A confederate flag display in Springfield, Missouri has enraged some neighbors. The community isn't upset with the flag itself, but with a noose that was seen hanging in front of the flag.Jason Tindle owns the flag and the noose which hung over his garage. "In my opinion, it's racist," Justin Clopton, who lives down the street from Tindle, told KSRP.

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"I love the history of this country, but there is a lot of history of this country that is really despicable, and that noose represents bad things in the South. The way I look at it, a noose means lynching," said Clopton.

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But Tindle insists the noose has nothing to do with racism. He says he made the noose to show his brother how to tie knots.

"Representing my southern heritage and my southern pride," said Jeffrey Tindle about his decession to fly the flag. "The Confederate flag, the rebel flag, whatever you choose to call it, it does not stand for racism at all. It stands for pride and heritage."

Tindle has removed the noose but plans to keep the flag up for good. "Do all you can do to get it down, because without some kind of a law it aint coming down," he remarked.

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