FEDERAL AGENCY DEBATING WHETHER WEARING ‘DON’T TREAD ON ME’ SYMBOL IS RACIAL HARASSMENT

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Final ruling could set dangerous precedent for free speech

Mikael Thalen | Infowars.com – AUGUST 4, 2016

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is currently debating whether attire bearing the Gadsden flag symbol can be construed as racial harassment.

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The case began in 2014 at a private business when a black employee filed a complaint with the agency over a coworker who regularly wore a hat featuring the iconic snake and the “don’t tread on me” phrase.

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The complaint alleged the flag was inherently racist because Christopher Gadsden, the flag’s designer, was “a slave trader & owner of slaves.” Even though the hat’s owner never made any racist comments according to the complaint, the black employee asserted the symbol is a “historical indicator of white resentment against blacks stemming largely from the Tea Party.”

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The complainant also notes that the coworker continued wearing the hat even after being…

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