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This Congressman Really Loves Confederate Flags, Hates 'Racist' Harriet Tubman Bill

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 07.12.2016 | Politics

To no one’s surprise, an Iowa congressman who complained about Harriet Tubman being the face of the new $20 bill, and who defended South Carolina’...

The Wedding: A Civil Re-Union

John Sims | Posted 06.26.2016 | Arts
John Sims

Now that we have done the Memorial Day Confederate flag burning and burial across the country two years in a row, one might think that perhaps it is time to consider a more peaceful moment of reconciliation, emotional transcendence, and patriotic unity.

U.S. Southern Baptists Formally Repudiate The Confederate Flag

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 06.15.2016 | Politics

The U.S. Southern Baptist Convention adopted a resolution on Tuesday repudiating the Confederate battle flag as an emblem of slavery, marking the late...

San Francisco Wedding: A Civil Re-Union

John Sims | Posted 06.14.2016 | Black Voices
John Sims

Now that we have done the Memorial Day Confederate flag burning and burial across the country two years in a row, one might think that perhaps it is t...

The Decision Not to Furl the Confederate Flag in My Classroom

Karyn Amira | Posted 06.03.2016 | Education
Karyn Amira

Right before the 2014 holiday season while in the final throes of my PhD program I was offered a job as an Assistant Professor at the College of Charl...

Did a Hacker Really Post a Facebook Meme Comparing Obama to a Chimp?

Jason Salzman | Posted 06.02.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Delta County GOP chair Linda Sorenson, who's been the focus of national media attention after sharing a racist Facebook meme comparing Obama to a chimpanzee, has apparently shared or "liked" material in the same vein in the past.

Burn and Bury Memorial: Birth of a Ritual

John Sims | Posted 05.25.2016 | Black Voices
John Sims

I propose that we Burn and Bury the Confederate flag every Memorial Day as a way to send a powerful message to ourselves as a nation that the Civil War is over, and the days of the Confederate flag and white supremacy are numbered.

House Votes To Remove Confederate Flag From VA Cemeteries

The Huffington Post | Matt Fuller | Posted 05.19.2016 | Politics

In a sign of just how quickly things can change on Capitol Hill, the House adopted an amendment on Thursday to remove Confederate flags from cemeterie...

The South Plays Dixie

Hal Donahue | Posted 05.03.2016 | Politics
Hal Donahue

Germany has no monument to the slave state that was the Third Reich or to its leaders that betrayed Germany. Why does the American South? Best course ...

South Carolina Congressman Plots To Deny Funding To The Citadel For Flying The Confederate Flag

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 04.27.2016 | Politics

The Confederate flag hasn't flown over the South Carolina State House since summer, when a racially motivated mass shooting at a historically black ch...

Paul Ryan Says Confederate Flag 'Does Insult'

The Huffington Post | Matt Fuller | Posted 04.27.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In his most direct comments to date on the issue, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) came out strongly against the Confederate flag on Wednesday...

Contesting Confederates in Charlottesville: The Hidden Histories Behind a Contemporary Debate

Ben Railton | Posted 04.13.2016 | Politics
Ben Railton

That's the most vital point of the memorials debate: these statues and sites don't simply capture history, but rather the process by which we have constructed and remembered it.

Second Ex-Student Admits To Placing Noose On Ole Miss Statue

Reuters | Lee Moran | Posted 03.25.2016 | Crime

(Reuters) -- A former University of Mississippi student pleaded guilty to a federal civil rights charge on Thursday, admitting to his role in draping ...

What Mississippi Educators Are Telling Students About State Sanctioned Confederate Heritage Month

ThinkProgress | Paige Lavender | Posted 03.21.2016 | Politics

Jacob Walker’s students grew up seeing the Confederate flag everywhere — on T-shirts, on keychains, and on cars. He teaches Mississippi studies, w...

Your Confederate Flag Rally Doesn't Scare Me

Kezia M. Williams | Posted 03.11.2016 | Black Voices
Kezia M. Williams

As my co-worker and I approached, we were not scared when the protesters yelled their misinformed opinions at us. We were emboldened by the blood of my ancestors which fertilized the fields of a nation not yet free for all.

Trump Benefits from the GOP's Embrace of "Leftist, Racist Political Correctness," Says Colorado Republican Leader

Jason Salzman | Posted 03.08.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Billionaire Donald Trump won in South Carolina because GOP primary voters were angry at establishment Republicans for "submitting to the leftist, raci...

Another day in confederate Gettysburg

Scott Hancock | Posted 03.07.2016 | HuffPost Home
Scott Hancock

Today the Sons of Confederate Veterans 'celebrated' the confederate flag at the Peace Light Memorial on the battlefields of Gettysburg. The same battl...

Confederate Flag Dispute Ends In Felony Charge

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 03.02.2016 | Crime

A Louisiana man was arrested after a dispute over the sale of Confederate flags and white supremacist paraphernalia erupted on his property. Virgil Ra...

Mississippi, Let's Change Our Flag (Ode to Jesus and Skynyrd, Grant and Lee)

Bert Montgomery | Posted 02.29.2016 | Religion
Bert Montgomery

As a kid in the 1970s, I liked the Confederate flag because, to me, it meant Lynyrd Skynyrd. I loved Skynyrd. There was one negative thing that, as ...

Response to Beyoncé Shows How Far We Still Have to Go

Dale Hansen | Posted 02.23.2016 | Politics
Dale Hansen

Police across America have decided enough is enough. They are tired of being held accountable for their actions and have decided the best way to clean up their image is to boycott pop singer Beyoncé.

Georgia GOPer: Ending Confederate Holidays Is What ISIS Would Do

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 01.29.2016 | Politics

Georgia State Rep. Tommy Benton (R) thinks efforts to end state holidays celebrating the Confederacy are on par with terrorist acts committed by the s...

Who Is More American Than Donald Trump?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 01.29.2016 | Politics
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Without absorbing that the Constitution is the foundation of the United States, it is pointless to claim to be an American, except perhaps by coincidence of birth.

Responsibilities Both Great and Small

Hammer & Chisel Awards | Posted 01.20.2016 | Impact
Hammer & Chisel Awards

Around 1 a.m. on June 27th, 2015, Bree Newsome and I drove down to Columbia, South Carolina. Several hours later, we met a group of 12 activists at a ...

Civil Rights Leaders: Donald Trump Belongs In A Museum With The Confederate Flag

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.19.2016 | Politics

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- At the same time that the three Democratic presidential candidates celebrated the Confederate battle flag’s removal from South C...

Hillary Clinton Celebrates Confederate Flag's Removal At MLK Day Ceremony

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.18.2016 | Politics

Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton praised South Carolina for removing the Confederate flag from the statehouse grounds in Columbia as ro...