BOONE—Associate Professor Cameron Lippard will present “Heritage or Hate?: The Confederate Battle Flag in the 21st Century” Nov. 19 at 6 p.m. in room 114 of Belk Library and Information Commons at Appalachian State University. The public is invited to attend.
Lippard is a member of the faculty in Appalachian’s Department of Sociology.
While some see this flag as a symbol of southern heritage, others view its use as a clear sign of racial apartheid and hatred.
Lippard will present the various meanings and controversies surrounding the Confederate battle flag in 21st-century America. He will also highlight the current debate and link it back to the flag’s use locally and globally as a symbol of rebellion, hate and heritage across social politics and media.
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Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.