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Lawyers: Courts correctly rejected Confederate flag lawsuit

Attorneys for the Mississippi governor say an African-American lawyer who sued the state failed to show he suffered harm because of the Confederate battle emblem on the state flag. Because … Click to Continue »

A Mississippi School Named for Jefferson Davis Is Being Renamed After Obama

Next year, students at a predominantly black magnet school in Jackson, Mississippi, will no longer enter a building named after Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Instead, they’ll attend one named after America’s first black commander-in-chief:...Show More Summary

Mississippi School Named After Jefferson Davis to be Renamed After Obama

A predominantly black school in Mississippi named after Confederate president Jefferson Davis is ditching its name and replacing it with Barack Obama’s. The school stakeholders of Davis Magnet IB in Jackson, Mississippi, voted earlier this month to change the school’s name to Barack Obama Magnet IB. Show More Summary

Mississippi school named after Confederate President Jefferson Davis to be renamed after Obama

An elementary school in Jackson, Mississippi, will be renamed after President Barack Obama instead of its original namesake, Confederate President Jefferson Davis, leaders announced Tuesday. Read moreking Blogs | Comments

Jefferson Davis elementary school in Mississippi to be renamed after Obama

2 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

A Mississippi elementary school will change its name to honor former President Barack Obama instead of its original namesake, Confederate President Jefferson Davis. The decision to rename Davis IB Elementary School in Jackson, Miss. was announced Tuesday night — the result of a months-long effort...

Confederate Flag Doesn’t Violate African American Rights, Mississippi Tells Supreme Court

Mississippi voters and lawmakers have upheld that the state flag, which features the Confederate emblem, should be upheld, but the U.S. Supreme Court may get the final word.

Confederate monuments vandalized in 2 Virginia cities

2 hours agoNews : The Lookout

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Two Confederate monuments in two Virginia cities have been vandalized this week.

School Named After Confederate Leader Will Be Renamed For Barack Obama

The Mississippi school, named after the president of the Confederacy, features a student population that's 98 percent black.

A Senator Speaks Out Against Confederate Monuments… in 1910

Alone in his stand, Weldon Heyburn despised that Robert E. Lee would be memorialized with a statue in the U.S. Capitol

MISSISSIPPI: School Named For Confederate President Jefferson Davis To Be Renamed For President Obama

9 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

The Jackson Clarion-Ledger reports: A predominately black public school in Mississippi named after Jefferson Davis will have its Confederate tied namesake stripped next year and replaced with the title of another president whose character students, parents and teachers have said is more fitting— Barack Obama. Show More Summary

Get tough on 'Confederate sanctuaries,' not athletes who take a knee

9 hours agoNews : USAToday: News

Until the fake patriots of the Trump administration target racism and its legacy, they should stop attacking athletes who take a knee.        

Trump defends Christopher Columbus statues to Heritage Foundation

11 hours agoLifestyle / Fashion : AOL: Style

First President Trump hailed the carved symbols of Confederate racism as “beautiful,” and now he’s defending statues dedicated to Christopher Columbus — the man responsible for genocide of North America’s indigenous people. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

Kentucky city begins moving 2 Confederate statues

Kentucky's second largest city has begun moving statutes of two Confederate statues. The Lexington Herald Leader reports that the surprise move Tuesday evening came after the state attorney general issued … Click to Continue »

The Arch of Titus: A Useful Model

I liked Kevin’s post about the Taj Mahal, and it reminded me of a point I wanted to make when all of this iconoclasm was erupting over the summer. I think the Confederate statues put up in the 1960s as a middle finger to the civil-rights movement are hard to defend, and I certainly wouldn’t bother trying. Show More Summary

‘Game of Thrones’ Prequels: HBO’s CEO Calls The Choices “An Embarrassment of Riches”

Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss are heading straight into the already-controversial series Confederate after GOT wraps its eighth and final season (which will presumably air sometime in 2019), but that’s not the last we’ll see of George R.R. Show More Summary

Not Even Lincoln Is Spared the Wrath of the Statue Topplers: New at Reason

2 days agoNews : Reason

Who would have guessed the author of the Gettysburg Address was a white supremacist? Sic semper tyrannis indeed. Lindsay Marchello writes: It began with Confederate monuments, but it was only a matter of time before the history of everyone ever commemorated in America was in dispute. Show More Summary

Group organizes next steps after Confederate statues removed

Community members gathered to discuss the next steps following Baltimore's removal of three Confederate statues in the aftermath of August's violent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Sheila Gaskins is … Click to Continue »

Ethics panel to review complaint against Missouri lawmaker

The Missouri House Ethics Committee is reviewing a complaint against a lawmaker who called for the vandal of a Confederate monument to be hanged. It will hold a hearing Monday … Click to Continue »

A homeless Confederate? Albert Pike’s complicated legacy leaves statue in limbo

To Scottish Rite freemasons, Confederate general Albert Pike was a hero. A bust of him sits atop a grand staircase at their 16th Street temple. A shrine there displays relics of his life and death, i...

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