As an African American who grew up in the Midwest, it's hard to explain how unsettling it is to come face to face with the Rebel flag.
In proposing the writing of an essay for inmates who wish to regain their voting rights, Governor Bob McDonnell of Virginia wasn't trying to deny all felons the right to vote -- just black ones.
The Tea Party could fall within the purview of South Carolina's 1951 Subversive Activities Registration Act. State legislators call to repeal the statute.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell just opened up another wound in our country's abysmal racist history with his decision to name April Confederate History Month in Virginia.
When Republicans gather after the November election to seek a scapegoat, they needn't bother with Michael Steele. The man who has diminished the party's chances is Bob McDonnell -- the governor didn't make a mistake. He blurted the truth.
Sometimes, when something is so outrageous, I prefer to take a breath and hold off writing even though it means I am a little late for the immediacy a...
I, Robert McDonnell, governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, do hereby want the whole darn thing to go away.
Governor Robert McDonnell needs to recognize all Virginians -- not just white male secessionists -- for whom the Civil War was the great crisis of their lives.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's reprehensible decision to declare April 2010 Confederate History Month in that state is gaining national attention, and rightly so. The American people should once again take a long, hard look at the GOP, and what really drives it.
In Germany and Austria, it is a crime to express support for National Socialism. In the United States, Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell has declared April 2010 "Confederate History Month."
Bob McDonnell has declared that May will be "Nazi History Month" in his state. The Republican governor said May was the right month for such an event because it marked the end of hostilities in Europe.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's (R) attempt to keep it redneck deserves the head scratch, but it's clearly a move of political expedience. The more inte...
I am the great, great, great, great niece of General Lee and a slave. That is my American story, a mixed race heritage that I am proud of, just as Virginia, the South and our country has a mixed history.
In recognition of the first Confederate History Month, it's time to acknowledge the incontestable truth about the Confederacy: it was, quite literally, the most unpatriotic thing in the entire history of America.
If Governor McDonnell wants to promote the Civil War in Virginia, I say more power to him. Let him call it "Civil War Heritage Month" and let it address the plight of the slaves, and the atrocity of post-Reconstruction civil rights violations in Virginia.