While I'd not contend that the Dukes of Hazzard are/is racist, not having seen the show in any incarnation, I can't get behind the concept of 'the general lee'. The arguments put forth in favour of the car back in 2015 (WB stopped making toy General Lee's after the Charleston incident) being both; "I think all of Hazzard Nation understands that the Confederate battle flag is the symbol that represents the indomitable spirit of independence which keeps us 'makin' our way the only way we know how.'" - Ben Jones "I take exception to those who say that the flag on the General Lee should always be considered a symbol of racism. Is the flag used as such in other applications? Yes, but certainly not on the Dukes." - John Schneider Are, IMO, not really valid. Racism is all that flag stood for, ever. The flag, apparently, on the roof of the car (and hence the name) is the flag of Robert E. Lee - A man who, in my opinion, was racist. From a letter of his about slavery; It is idle to expatiate on its disadvantages. I think it is a greater evil to the white than to the colored race. While my feelings are strongly enlisted in behalf of the latter, my sympathies are more deeply engaged for the former. The blacks are immeasurably better off here than in Africa, morally, physically, and socially. The painful discipline they are undergoing is necessary for their further instruction as a race, and will prepare them, I hope, for better things. My reading of the letter is that while he considers slavery a moral and political evil, it's necessary to 'better' the slaves. The full letter is here; https://civilwarhome.com/leepierce.htm The conduct of the men under his command is not becoming of someone who would claim to be anti-slavery, either. https://deadconfederates.com/2010/07/01/old-pete-slave-raids-and-the-gettysburg-campaign/ A TL;DR of that seems to be that, under his command, soldiers of the Confederacy rounded up freed Black Americans and, upon their return to the south, returned these people to the slavers who formerly "owned" them. Another piece about the same thing; https://www.post-gazette.com/news/s...orth-a-military-disgrace/stories/201306300221 Effectively it states that Lee, while verbally denouncing the concept, did nothing to stop it. As a man of his military record, his position, he had every opportunity to prevent and/or punish the actions of the men under his command - But, as far as I can tell, that wasn't to be the case. Sure, there could be argument that the Confederacy was on the back foot militarily, and no one would have known this better than Lee - A man who, by all accounts, was quite good at the art of war - and that because of this he was reluctant to damage his own forces for the ideal of not pursuing freed slaves. Compare that, though, with the letter dated 1856 and I don't believe there to be much chance of his opinion having changed. The point I'm making here is that, by today's standards, the General Lee is not a car I could defend. The show might have a better argument for its defence (Being as it was based in Georgia, where Confederate support is, apparently, still quite strong however you slice it), but I still find it to be in poor taste. It was, after all, glorifying a man who had, at best, poor opinions of people of colour and fought for the continued enslavement of Black people before being forced into surrender. Literally. He was surrounded in the battle that lead to the surrender to Ulysses S. Grant. Had his surrender been under different circumstances, IE: Not surrounded, not having failed an attempt to break through the Union forces in front of him, I'd say that perhaps an argument could be made for the change of his mind on the position of the Confederacy. But since he was forced into surrender, I don't imagine the nine years between the letter mentioned above and his surrender changed his opinion drastically. To paraphrase a Batman film, "It's not what I say, but what I do that defines me." Robert E. Lee did nothing to prevent the continuation of slavery, and actively fought against the emancipation of slaves. IMO, he was not a good guy, and he definitely shouldn't be glorified in the way the Charger was from the Dukes of Hazzard. I'd not argue in favour of keeping the show around, were Dukes of Hazzard to be removed from sale/broadcast. Edit: I'd definitely argue that the people who came up with the General Lee are either dumb or racist. Interestingly, the General Lee's in the show had a much, much, shorter lifespan than the Confederacy, even though the show had a longer lifespan. Although apparently at least seventeen cars still exist from the show, so even those outlasted the Confederacy, despite the stunts.