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The South Deserves More Than a Rebel Flag
Columnist, Law Student
As a proud son of Dixie, I reject this symbol of oppression. Both on behalf of my African-American countrymen and on behalf of my fallen ancestors. The Confederate Flag must fall -- first from our hearts, and then from our capitols.
Beyond That Flag: A Southerner's Apology
John W. Bateman
writer, rock climber, ex-pat southerner
Real change often demands those of us with a privilege or position of power to use that position to take responsibility. Keeping the peace by keeping silent often condones abuse. Silence is not always right.
A Southern Culture Identity Crisis
Johnny C. Sain
Lifelong rural culture member and observer, hunter, angler and...
What we see today from flag waving, cap wearing, pickup driving folks is not Southern. It's rural. It is country as sausage gravy and cathead biscuits, barbwire and dirt roads. It's a rural lineage stretching across the centuries and across the Atlantic.
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