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Confederate Flag That Waved Outside S.C. Statehouse Could Cost Millions To Preserve

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 01.03.2017 | Politics

A Confederate flag that once flew outside South Carolina’s capitol grounds will cost the state millions to display in a Civil War museum. The flag,...

The Charleston Tragedy: A Conversation on Faith and Forgiveness

Katharine Rose | Posted 07.30.2016 | Religion
Katharine Rose

The ability of the Charlestonians and the affected family members to so readily forgive their perpetrator is not an indication of an apathetic people, nor does it signal the ease with which one is able to forgive. Rather, it is a manifestation of how strong their faith really is.

Until We Renew the VRA, the Confederate Flag, Still Symbolic, Flies Over the Nation

Rep. Hank Johnson | Posted 07.29.2016 | Politics
Rep. Hank Johnson

The Confederate Battle flag -- an emblem of hate, bigotry and racism -- was lowered in South Carolina earlier this month. While taking down this banner of oppression is a good step, it's really nothing more than a symbolic gesture.

Vetting Voters?

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 07.25.2016 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

The flag goes down and the bars go up. There's a nice synchronicity to it. Of course it was nothing more than a coincidence. The efforts to raise the bar have been going on at least as long as the efforts to lower the Confederate flag.

Get Beyond Hateful Acts and Labels With These Four Tools

Robert V. Taylor | Posted 07.10.2016 | Politics
Robert V. Taylor

There will be some who cannot or will not allow themselves to move beyond demeaning labels or acts of hate. You can only be responsible for yourself and your willingness to step above and beyond a diminished way of living. You can be part of re-framing how we think, talk and act as members of a shared country and a common humanity.

NAACP Ends 15-Year Boycott Of South Carolina

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 07.11.2015 | Politics

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) announced Saturday the end to its 15-year economic boycott of the state of Sout...

Mississippi Newspaper Bans Gay Wedding Announcements

Robbie Ward | Posted 07.10.2016 | Politics
Robbie Ward

Weeks after the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage, protest and resistance to the ruling continues in Mississippi, the only state with a flag still paying homage to the Confederacy.

See The Confederate Flag Coming Down From The South Carolina Capitol Grounds

The Huffington Post | Chris McGonigal & Paige Lavender | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics

The Confederate flag that flew on the South Carolina Capitol grounds was taken down on Friday. South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) signed a bill in...

Obama: Confederate Flag Removal 'A Symbol Of Good Will And Healing'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.10.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama praised the removal of the Confederate flag from the grounds of the South Carolina Capitol on Friday. Obama tweeted about th...

Travis Waldron

Confederate Flag Debates Move To High School Sports | Travis Waldron | Posted 07.10.2015 | Sports

Students at Kentucky's Allen Central High School display a Confederate flag featuring the school's logo in 2006. (AP) In the three weeks since nin...

Jim Webb Clarifies His Position On The Confederate Flag

The Huffington Post | Jacob Kerr | Posted 07.10.2015 | Politics

Democratic presidential candidate Jim Webb explained his views on the Confederate battle flag on CBS’ “This Morning” on Thursday, saying the fla...

Dear White Friends, If You Like The Confederate Flag, Then You Hate Me

Brandon Patterson | Posted 07.09.2016 | Black Voices
Brandon Patterson

Immediately, I felt embarrassed. I felt degraded. I felt unwelcome. I felt stupid. I felt dirty. I felt unequal. I felt violated. I felt like a N*gger.

Nikki Haley Signs Bill Into Law Banning Confederate Flag From South Carolina Capitol Grounds

Reuters | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics

COLUMBIA, S.C., July 9 (Reuters) - South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley signed legislation on Thursday permanently removing the Confederate battle flag...

Jennifer Bendery

White House Trashes House GOP's Push To Protect Confederate Flag | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House press secretary Josh Earnest laid into House Republicans on Thursday for fumbling passage of an annual spending bill by link...

South Carolina Senate Votes To Banish Confederate Flag To Museum

Reuters | Harriet McLeod | Posted 07.07.2016 | Politics

(Adds details on flag debate, comments from Bright and Rutherford, background) By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C., July...

The Confederate Flag at War (But Not the Civil War)

Greg Grandin | Posted 07.07.2016 | Politics
Greg Grandin

Over the last few weeks, there has been near unanimous agreement among liberal and mainstream commentators that the Confederate flag represents "hate, not heritage." The flag's current presence in American culture is ubiquitous. It adorns license plates, bumper stickers, mugs, bodies (via tattoos), and even baby diapers.

South Carolina Legislature Debates Removing Confederate Flag

Reuters | Posted 07.06.2016 | Politics

By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C., July 6 (Reuters) - South Carolina lawmakers on Monday began an emotional debate over legislation ...

General Nathan Bedford Forrest Versus the Ku Klux Klan

John A. Tures | Posted 07.06.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

Think that if he were alive today, General Nathan Bedford Forrest would embrace Dylann Roof, the alleged killer of nine blacks in a Charleston Church who hoped to start a race war? Think again.

When Microaggressions Become Macro Confessions

Yohuru Williams | Posted 06.29.2016 | Black Voices
Yohuru Williams

In the fuzzy arithmetic of their moral equivocation, flag pins matter, firearms matter, border patrols matter, but black and brown lives don't matter unless they can be leveraged for some self-serving political purpose

Why I Burned And Buried The Confederate Flag -- And America Should, Too

John Sims | Posted 06.29.2016 | Black Voices
John Sims

My protest started by recoloring the Confederate flag black, red and green -- the colors of black nationalism. This was my way of arresting my own anxiety and fear of black erasure, both personal and collective.

Bree Took A Stand. Will You?

Jennifer Farmer | Posted 06.29.2016 | Black Voices
Jennifer Farmer

Newsome's action was a reminder to abandon the comfort and relative safety of insipid discontent. If we want more, we have to demand more.

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Americans Just Changed Their Mind About What The Confederate Flag Represents | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 06.25.2015 | Politics

Politicians and business leaders have scrambled in the past week to distance themselves from the Confederate flag, an emblem with a legacy that now in...

Dear South Carolina: We Are Responsible For Each Other

Alison Datko | Posted 06.25.2016 | Politics
Alison Datko

Dear South Carolina, it's been six years since I left, and I still miss you dearly. But I don't miss everything. There was a time, growing up, when I thought I understood the scope of racism in the South. I did not. Your culture is not sporadically punctuated with racism. The two are intricately intertwined.

CNN Host Asks If Jefferson Memorial Is Equal With Confederate Flag

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 06.25.2015 | Media

While discussing the movement to eradicate the presence of the Confederate flag, a CNN host asked whether we should also bring down a monument to a pr...

South Carolina Congressman: Death Of 'Former Deskmate' Made Him Change His Mind On Confederate Flag

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics

Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) revealed that the death of a former colleague in the Charleston church shooting helped him change his mind on removing the...