Evaluation Of The Confederate Flag, Symbol Of Hatred, By The Nytimes Editorial Board

966 Words Jul 7th, 2015 4 Pages
Evaluation of “Take Down the Confederate Flag, Symbol of Hatred”
By the NYTIMES Editorial Board

The Editorial Board of the New York Times relentlessly depicts the Confederate flag as a symbol of hatred and unspeakable evils that was done to African-Americans during the civil war till present day. The board through this evaluation shows that the board uses strong ethical and pathos appeals throughout the entire editorial. They were also one sided throughout the entire essay.


The Boards main argument is that the flag symbolizes hate and that Governor Nikki Haley was right to force down the flag. The board strategically uses the tragedy of the “Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church” to effectively portray Governor Haley as a hero. This editorial is chocked-full of ethical reasons as to why we should not have the southern flag. The board uses the words of Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr. describing how it symbolizes hate and “defiance to civil rights, to equal rights, equality among races, and a symbol used by the Klan” giving the argument a strong ethical and moral stand point. The Board uses those stand points efficiently to cast out any opposing argument that a person may have in defense for the southern flag. Then the Board uses historical facts to give some back round as to why this country hasn’t gotten rid of the flag before now. The main goal was to make the opposing argument seem foolish and outdated using the term “southern way of life” several…

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