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Op-Ed: Know your ash from a boll in the ground? The evils of symbols

All of this talk about the Confederate flag and the evils attached to it has well-meaning folks, and otherwise, running around with their hair on fire. It also provides a chance to marvel at the sideshows attached to this three-ring political circus.

KKK claims a return from the 'fringe' in S.C. rally today

Columbia - The Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan tout themselves as being the largest Klan group in the U.S., but they won't be impressing anyone in Columbia S.C. today.

Op-Ed: Glad Confederate flag not flying

Charleston - For many of those who grew up outside the South, the rebel flag has never had much appeal, let alone the rebel yell. Now it is gone with the wind, and for some the film never had any appeal either.

Op-Ed: Remembering the Confederate flag, or, my first KKK rally

Barnegat - I grew up in the South. South Jersey, that is; but South Jersey in the 1970s was sometimes indistinguishable from below the Mason-Dixon line.

Op-Ed: Racial hatred raising its ugly head across the South

Over the past weekend, over a dozen trucks paraded down Atlantic Avenue in Virginia Beach with Confederate flags flying from their truck beds, and the drivers yelling racial slurs. At the same time, the KKK was planning a rally in South Carolina.

Walmart makes ISIS cake, refuses Confederate flag cake idea

Slidell - A man went to a Walmart store and was able to get an ISIS cake made, but at another Walmart store, they refused to make a Confederate flag cake.

Woman removes Confederate flag in front of statehouse in SC

Early Saturday morning, the Confederate flag in front of the South Carolina Statehouse was removed by a 30-year-old woman.

The Confederate flag — Heritage, history, subjugation of a race

Gov. Nikki Haley, as well as U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, have advocated for the removal of the Confederate flag that flies from a pole in front of the South Carolina capitol. They blame this flag on the hatred that caused nine people to die.

Supreme Court rules Texas can ban Confederate license plates

Washington - Arch-conservative Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas joined his liberal colleagues in a rejecting a claim that Texas violated the First Amendment by refusing to allow license plates emblazoned with the pro-slavery Confederate flag.

Supreme Court hears free speech case over Confederate flag plates

Austin - On Monday, 23 March, the U.S. Supreme Court heard a free-speech challenge to the decision by the state of Texas to refuse a proposal by the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) for state-issued license plates featuring the Confederate battle flag.

Arizona teen says Confederate flag on his truck led to hate crime

Goodyear - An 11th grader at Millennium High School in Arizona says school officials are violating his rights by banning him from school.

Op-Ed: Kanye West selling confederate flag t-shirts on 'Yeezus' tour

Seattle - So, if anything Kanye West did shocked us anymore, we might be surprised to learn he's selling merchandise with the United States Confederate Flag on it. Am I shocked? Appalled? Nope.

Texas school board bans confederate flag

At Hays High School in Texas, Confederate flags used to fly from the stands at football games, but now the flag has now been banned.

Tennessee senior ousted from prom for Confederate flag dress

A Tennessee teen was kicked out of her high school prom when she showed up in a custom-made dress resembling the controversial Confederate battle flag.

Confederate flag hung by black college student causes outrage

Beaufort - A 19-year-old college student has received complaints after hanging a Confederate flag from his dorm room window. The student, who is black, says that he views the flag as a symbol of Southern pride, not racism.

Mississippi license plate to honor Confederate, KKK leaders

Jackson - Battle lines have been drawn in Mississippi as the debate heats up over the proposal by the Sons of Confederate Veterans to issue five commemorative Civil War-themed license plates, one of which will honor Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest.

Confederate flag display results in rift amongst neighbors

Annie Chambers Caddell, whose ancestors fought in the Civil War, insists the Confederate flag flying over her Summersville, South Carolina home is an important reminder of her heritage and that she is not a racist or trying to create a rift in her town.

Students Banned From Commencement Ceremony For Flying Confederate Flag

Three students have been banned from their commencement ceremony because they flew a Confederate flag in a public high school parking lot.

Cheney's Hunting Trip & Confederate Flag Sparks Controversy

United States Vice President Dick Cheney is under fire for a hunting trip on Monday at a secluded gun club in Hudson Valley. A New York Daily News Photographer snapped a picture of the Confederate flag hanging inside the gun club’s garage.

Clinton Objects to Confederate Flag

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday that South Carolina should remove the Confederate flag from its Statehouse grounds
 

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Texanna Edwards with confederate flag dress
Texanna Edwards with confederate flag dress
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Sons of Confederate Veterans proposed license plate.
Sons of Confederate Veterans proposed license plate.
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Photo By: Ayleen Gaspar
The pro-slavery Confederate flag flies high and proud at the South Carolina State House  even as the...
The pro-slavery Confederate flag flies high and proud at the South Carolina State House, even as the United States flag was lowered to half-staff in the wake of Wednesday's racist massacre of nine black church worshippers in Charleston.
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Texanna Edwards with confederate flag dress
Texanna Edwards with confederate flag dress
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The author with an Asbury Park Press photo of the August 11  1979 Ku Klux Klan rally in Barnegat  NJ...
The author with an Asbury Park Press photo of the August 11, 1979 Ku Klux Klan rally in Barnegat, NJ.
The Ku Klux Klan announced plans for a rally in South Carolina in defense of the Confederate battle ...
The Ku Klux Klan announced plans for a rally in South Carolina in defense of the Confederate battle flag.
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Confederate flag flying troop of 10-15 trucks gets STUMPED when one crashes into the other! (I could...
Confederate flag flying troop of 10-15 trucks gets STUMPED when one crashes into the other! (I couldn't make this up if I tried) . This was AFTER they had been honking their horns and bull horns up and down the ocean front for the last 2 hours TAUNTING people.
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