Seeing Confederate flags on the back of trucks and outside people’s houses makes my stomach hurt. I once encountered a person with the confederate flag on their sunglasses right between the lens, like it was staring me down. I am forced to be associated with those people because A. I am also white. and B. I am also from the South. The truth is, they represent hate and stall progress within America. It’s not a heritage thing, it’s a race thing and it’s discriminatory.