Farmerman a symbol is what people decided it is and the battle flag of the Confederate had as many meanings as their are people who view it.
To some it is the symbol of slavery and evil to others it is the symbol of white power in the form of the KKK and to others it is the symbol of very brave men fighting again overwhelming odds for their homes.
In any case no one have the power to declared it had one meaning and only one meaning and we have some right to ban it because we do not care for that meaning.
For myself I am happy that the north won that war and that slavery was ended however I also respect the men of the south who gave their lives in that conflict just as must a those who fought on the northern side.
I do not grant the power to the KKK or the NAACPA to tell me what that battle flag should strand for.
To me I see Lee and his men fighting a losing fight against overwhelming odds with great skill and courage and then both sides ended the conflict with a grace never before seen after a bitter civil war.
So to hell with both the KKK and the NACCPA over this matter as my right to define that flag is just as great as either one of those two groups rights to define that flag,