…You fly a Confederate flag outside your house and you don’t even live in a true Southern state. This flag flies outside a house just south of Baltimore, in the northern part of Maryland, which is known as the Free State. Though Maryland was a slave state, it was a border state with divided sympathies during the Civil War. Most Marylanders who fought in the Civil War joined the Union (North) army. Still, you would think that with true-blue secessionist states like South Carolina finally deciding to take down Confederate flags outside government institutions and with all the nation’s recent racial strife and tensions, a Northern Maryland resident would have more sensitivity and cultural awareness than to wave this symbol of slavery and oppression.