"We have absolutely no idea why people see Southerners and the Confederate Battle Flag as racist." --Facetious comment at a ludicrous smear-site.Um, because those people are agenda-driven bigots?
According to the Census Bureau, there are about 114,555,744 people who reside in the Southern states. Of that number, those who abuse the battle flag are statistically miniscule. Somebody who would smear an entire region with a trivial minority is not logical, ethical or trustworthy.
In fact, anybody who would smear the Confederate heritage community with that minute minority of flag abusers is not only not logical, ethical or trustworthy. They are actively seeking to harm people who have done them no wrong.