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For Memorial Day 2021, how about we get rid of the rest of the Confederate statues in the Capitol?

For Memorial Day 2021, how about we get rid of the rest of the Confederate statues in the Capitol?

This is an updated reprise of a previous Memorial Day essay. Georgia State Flag, 1956-2001 The year my mother moved the two of us out of southwest Georgia—1956—was the same year the legislature
New York Times on Memorial Day Weekend: 'Why Does the U.S. Military Celebrate White Supremacy?'

New York Times on Memorial Day Weekend: 'Why Does the U.S. Military Celebrate White Supremacy?'

The New York Times published an editorial on the first day of Memorial Day weekend asking: "Why Does the U.S. Military Celebrate White Supremacy?"

State senator denies—then apologies for—wearing a Confederate flag face mask

'I told my wife it probably will raise some eyebrows, but it was not a Confederate flag,' he initially said. The post State senator denies—then apologies for—wearing a Confederate flag face mask
Virginia Gov. signs sweep of progressive bills, including Confederate monuments and LGBT rights

Virginia Gov. signs sweep of progressive bills, including Confederate monuments and LGBT rights

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, a Democrat, signed dozens of progressive, exciting, and long overdue bills into law on Saturday, April 11, as reported by The Richmond Times-Dispatch. All of the bills
What Better Way to Celebrate the Last Day of Black History Month Than...a Conference Honoring the Confederacy?

What Better Way to Celebrate the Last Day of Black History Month Than...a Conference Honoring the Confederacy?

On the last day of Black History Month, America sent to me... a white nationalist event honoring the Confederacy. (You should have been singing this in the tune of “12 Days of Christmas” in case that
Confederate Flags, Symbols Officially Banned From All Marine Corps Installations

Confederate Flags, Symbols Officially Banned From All Marine Corps Installations

In today’s “about damn time” news, the commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, who apparently is almost as tired of seeing Confederate flags as my black ass is, has decided to remove them from Marine
Court Says "Ha, You Thought" and Reverses $2.5M Settlement to Protect Confederate Monument

Court Says "Ha, You Thought" and Reverses $2.5M Settlement to Protect Confederate Monument

You know, quite often these days the news is just sad and anger-inducing. Tonight though, I’m happy to bring you a story that just warms my little heart. Read more...
Nolte: CNN's Latest Hire John Harwood Botches His Race-Baiting Math

Nolte: CNN's Latest Hire John Harwood Botches His Race-Baiting Math

CNN's new hire John Harwood was caught red-handed using fake news to race bait Senate Republicans over impeachment.
Tennessee rep. shuts down historian in battle to remove Confederate 'Butcher' bust from Capitol

Tennessee rep. shuts down historian in battle to remove Confederate 'Butcher' bust from Capitol

A Tennessee Democrat deftly called out the realities of the Civil War in a state house hearing Tuesday, forcing a Confederate enthusiast to truly consider the legacies he is fighting so hard to
School board votes against banning Confederate flag in dress code

School board votes against banning Confederate flag in dress code

Dress codes are pretty commonly accepted as part of attending school. When it comes to dress codes making the news, it’s usually because of sexism. A judge literally had to rule, for example, that
Kehinde Wiley’s Anti-Confederate Memorial

Kehinde Wiley’s Anti-Confederate Memorial

Kriston Capps on Kehinde Wiley’s new statue, “Rumors of War,” an anti-Confederate memorial recently installed in Richmond, Virginia.
After high schoolers hand out LGBT pride flags, other students display Confederate flag in cafeteria

After high schoolers hand out LGBT pride flags, other students display Confederate flag in cafeteria

Several students displayed a Confederate flag in the cafeteria of West Plains High School in Missouri on Dec. 9, reported local news outlet KY3. What prompted this? Apparently, another group of
Georgia councilman admits interracial marriage makes his 'blood boil' in roundabout defense of mayor

Georgia councilman admits interracial marriage makes his 'blood boil' in roundabout defense of mayor

Here’s where I agree with racist Georgia councilman Jim Cleveland, who rose to infamy after proudly articulating his opposition to interracial marriage: There is a stark difference between Atlanta and
Nikki Haley: Dylan Roof Hijacked Confederate Flag, A Symbol Of 'Service, Heritage And Sacrifice'

Nikki Haley: Dylan Roof Hijacked Confederate Flag, A Symbol Of 'Service, Heritage And Sacrifice'

Here's a hint for Nikki Haley: When you're still defending the Confederate Flag in 2019 you might be a tad tone-deaf. But Nikki Haley got to be Governor of South Carolina precisely by pandering to
North Carolina Formally Recognizes 1898 Racial Massacre as a ‘Coup’ With New Historic Marker

North Carolina Formally Recognizes 1898 Racial Massacre as a ‘Coup’ With New Historic Marker

The historic port city of Wilmington, N.C., is finally recognizing one of the most consequential moments in its history—a white supremacist-led insurrection—for what it was: a coup.Read more...
He’s Just a Good Ol’ Boy: Fired Michigan Cop’s Excuse for Having a KKK Application in His Home

He’s Just a Good Ol’ Boy: Fired Michigan Cop’s Excuse for Having a KKK Application in His Home

If you grew up during the ’80s when The Dukes of Hazzard ruled the TV airwaves, then you’re probably familiar with the opening lines from its Waylon Jennings-penned theme song: “Just’a good ol’ boys,
California’s Forgotten Confederate History

California’s Forgotten Confederate History

Earlier this month, the last major Confederate monument in California came down. It was a curious one: a nine-foot granite pillar in an Orange County cemetery, bearing the names of several Southern
Contractor Shows Up at Black Couple’s House With Confederate Flag, Shockingly Gets Fired: ‘I Didn’t Know the Flag Offended, Y’all’

Contractor Shows Up at Black Couple’s House With Confederate Flag, Shockingly Gets Fired: ‘I Didn’t Know the Flag Offended, Y’all’

In my 38 years of life, I’ve owned Tonka Trucks, college degrees and poor credit, but a golf cart sounds like an unexpected headache waiting to happen. Read more...
Town Line, New York (Entry 1323.2C0617)

Town Line, New York (Entry 1323.2C0617)

In which a tiny village secedes from the United States to join the Confederacy and forgets to rejoin for almost a century--even though it's in upstate New York just miles from the Canadian border.
Some Maine Republicans Fret New State Ballad Is Too Hard On The Confederacy

Some Maine Republicans Fret New State Ballad Is Too Hard On The Confederacy

Maine legislators recently approved a new state ballad, a task one would expect to be simple and drama-free. Alas, in the...