In case you weren’t aware, Dictionary.com has a separate search page for “All the Words,” which you can use to find “the real meanings of slang, emoji, and other weird ‘words.'” One of those weird expressions you can learn more about is “Don’t Tread on Me”:

Welp.

Of course. Though, to be fair, the offered definition of “Don’t Tread on Me” doesn’t directly say that the expression is racist; it merely suggests that it seems racist because conservatives and libertarians use it.

And then there’s this:

And this:

So, basically, the lesson we’ve learned here is this: