The Symbolism Of Bumper Stickers In America

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By: Lee A. Zito

Driving around I notice many different bumper stickers on a huge variety of cars. Bumper stickers can tell you a lot about a person whom you might not really know. For instance, band stickers can tell you what type of music the person driving might listen to. A person might stick a religious sticker on their car to openly share their spiritual faith and beliefs. There are humorous and sarcastic novelty stickers too, with slogans like, "Ex-lovers make great speed bumps."

As Americans we have the freedom to express what we think and feel. Even so, there is one kind of symbolism that I have a tough time tolerating and that is the confederate flag. This symbol, usually stuck to the back of some guy's old beat up truck, tells me

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