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Heritage and Hate

Herb Silverman | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
Herb Silverman

Trivia question: Who was the first gubernatorial candidate to call for removal of the Confederate flag? Answer: I was.

Tyler Kingkade

Former Vendor Of Confederate Flags Calls For S.C. To Take Down Its Own | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 06.25.2015 | College

Glenn McConnell, the president of the College of Charleston, released a statement Thursday supporting the removal of the Confederate battle flag from ...

Higher Education, South Carolina Style

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

The woolly mammoth has company. It went extinct some time back. Higher education in South Carolina is hot on its tail.

College of Charleston Times, They Are a-Changin'

Herb Silverman | Posted 07.02.2014 | College
Herb Silverman

Over the past few weeks, the College of Charleston has received more publicity than in its previous 244 years, as national media outlets featured stories about the college. While I think almost all publicity is good, the "almost" might be applicable here because of the two controversies that led to this publicity.

Confederacy of Dunces: College Presidents, Lost Causes and the Abuse of History

W. Scott Poole | Posted 06.30.2014 | College
W. Scott Poole

The culture war skirmishes at the College of Charleston represent something more than Dixie-fried corruption and anti-intellectualism. They reflect the misuses of history that have long been a powerful political tool in the hands of white, conservative elites.

Lucia Graves

Congressional Candidate's Civil War Reenactments Spark Racial Debate | Lucia Graves | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- John Douglass has been a top officer in the U.S. Navy, a longtime defense lobbyist and is now a veteran Civil War reenactor. Most of tha...

No Throwing Babies!

Kira Hudson Banks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kira Hudson Banks

Too often, when ambiguous racially charged stories come through the news cycle, people pick camps, refuse to entertain an alternative perspective and fail to explore gray areas.

Glenn McConnell, South Carolina Senate President, Appears In Controversial Antebellum Picture

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

South Carolina Senate President Glenn McConnell is coming under fire after pictures from a recent event surfaced, showing him dressed in Confederate a...