• The Confederate Battle Flag
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    The Confederate Battle Flag

    It’s been a busy couple of weeks in the world. The Supreme Court of the United States made a few key decisions on cases around marriage equality, the brutal murder of 9 people in a church in Charleston and what appears to be a rash of church burnings… along with these tumultuous events, we’ve opened a national debate on whether the flag of the Confederacy is too divisive and offensive to continue to fly it over government buildings in the US. I want to weigh with my own opinion, and I want to offer a not-entirely tongue in cheek solution. I’ll start my argument by acquainting you with the six…

  • Lincoln Was Racist Too. Confederate Flags and Texan Textbooks Rebuked.
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    Lincoln Was Racist Too. Confederate Flags and Texan Textbooks Rebuked.

    The stakes during the 1858 Senate debates were high. This was a time before the 17th amendment so rather than being elected directly by the populace the incumbent democrat stephen douglas his Republican challenger Abraham Lincoln would need to appeal directly to state legislators to accomplish this they organize it to have to be throughout Noi now known as the great debates lincoln-douglas debates they were attended by a large in active crowns who could at times be heard responding openly to the candidates as the debate swirled on though the incumbent Doug listen mister region covered several topics none was covered more extensively and that have slavery Union password…

  • Confederate Flag Demonstrators Terrorize Girls Birthday Party
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    Confederate Flag Demonstrators Terrorize Girls Birthday Party

    IN A VERY RARE CASE IN THE UNITED STATES, A GROUP OF NON-MUSLIMS HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH MAKING TERRORISTIC THREATS. IT IS A GROUP OF CONFEDERATE FLAG SUPPORTERS WHO WERE CHARGED BACK IN JULY. THESE INDIVIDUALS WANTED TO SUPPORT THE CONFEDERATE FLAG, THEY HAVE AN ORGANIZATION KNOWN AS RESPECT THE FLAG. WHAT THEY DID IS, THEY DROVE THROUGH A BLACK NEIGHBORHOOD AS A BLACK CHILD WAS HAVING A BIRTHDAY PARTY, AND THEY STARTED MAKING THREATS TOWARDS THE PARTYGOERS. AS A RESULT, THEY HAVE BEEN INDICTED FOR MAKING TERRORISTIC THREATS. “MONDAY’S INDICTMENT BY THE DOUGLAS COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY CALLED THE FLAG GROUP A CRIMINAL STREET GANG, AND ACCUSED ITS MEMBERS OF…

  • The Nightly Show – South Carolina Legislators  Discuss Taking Down the Confederate Flag
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    The Nightly Show – South Carolina Legislators Discuss Taking Down the Confederate Flag

    ♪♪ >>MY ESTEEMED COLLEAGUES, GENTLEMEN AND LADIES — (LAUGHTER) ALL RIGHT, ALL RIGHT. THIS IS AN INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT ISSUE WHICH HAS COME TO OUR ATTENTION, THE CONFEDERATE FLAG. NOW, GENTLEMEN, I KNOW IT’S A BIT DIFFICULT, DUE WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT — BUT WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT WHEN WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT THE ACTUAL TAKING OF IT DOWN.>>I HAVE NOTES HERE AND WE SHOULD DEFINITELY TALK ABOUT TALKING ABOUT TAKING DOWN THE FLAG.>>THAT’S RIGHT. WHAT WE NEED TO DISCUSS TODAY IS WHEN IS A BETTER TIME FOR US TO HAVE SAID DISCUSSION.>>A FINE SUGGESTION. GUYS, GUYS, HOW ABOUT WE’RE ALL HERE RIGHT NOW. WHY DON’T WE JUST…

  • Man With Noose And Confederate Flag Says He’s Not A Racist
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    Man With Noose And Confederate Flag Says He’s Not A Racist

    ONE MAN IN MISSOURI IS DEFENDING HIS DECISION TO NOT ONLY FLY THE CONFEDERATE FLAG, BUT ALSO HANG A NOOSE NEAR IT. HIS NEIGHBORS FEEL LIKE IT IS AN OBVIOUS GESTURE TO DISPLAY HIS RACISM, BUT JEFFREY TINDLE DOES NOT THINK SO. THERE IS JEFFREY TINDLE RIGHT THERE. STOP JUDGING HIM ON HOW HE LOOKS, SOME OF HIS BEST FRIENDS ARE BLACK. IN FACT, HE USES THAT DEFENSE LATER. LET ME TELL YOU WHAT HE SAID ABOUT HIS DECISION TO FLY THE FLAG AND HANG A NOOSE. HE SAID, “REPRESENTING MY SOUTHERN HERITAGE AND MY SOUTHERN PRIDE. THE CONFEDERATE FLAG, THE REBEL FLAG, WHATEVER YOU CHOOSE TO CALL IT, IT…

  • US bans its own history by banishing the Confederate flag – Max Kolonko Telling it like it is
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    US bans its own history by banishing the Confederate flag – Max Kolonko Telling it like it is

    Will US ban the historic flag of the South? After a white kid killed 9 blacks parishioners in Charleston SC S.C. governor Nikki Haley called for the removal of the Confederate flag from the grounds of state capitol. Also the largest retailer in the US – Walmart said they won’t sell the Confederate flag as the flag is associated by blacks with slavery. This in spite – of a 2011 Pew Research Center study which indicated that almost 60% of Americans have neither positive or negative attitudes towards the flag The whole issue came out after the white kid who shot dead the black parishioners posted on a now removed…

  • SC House Votes To Take Down Confederate Flag
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    SC House Votes To Take Down Confederate Flag

    YOU KNOW THE DRILL, WILL WE SEE CHANGES AS WE HEAD INTO FRIDAY AND THE WEEKEND? I’LL HAVE MORE ON THAT STRAIGHT AHEAD. DEVELOPING OVERNIGHT. THE CONFEDERATE FLAG IS ANOTHER STEP CLOSER TO BEING TAKEN DOWN FROM THE SOUTH CAROLINA CAPITOL GROUNDS. AT AROUND ONE THIS MORNING AFTER MORE THAN 13 HOURS OF DEBATE, THE HOUSE APPROVED TAKING THE FLAG DOWN BY A VOTE BEYOND THE 2/3 NEEDED. THE BILL SHOULD NOW GO TO GOVERNOR NIKKI HALEY. SHE IS EXPECTED TO SIGN IT MEANING THE FLAG COULD COME DOWN BY THIS WEEKEND.

  • THE CONFEDERATE FLAG: HERITAGE OR HATE?
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    THE CONFEDERATE FLAG: HERITAGE OR HATE?

    [INTRO MUSIC] The Confederate Flag!! Now, we delve into the history of the Confederate Flag, let’s establish what the Confederacy was. In November of 1860, Republican Candidate, Abraham Lincoln was elected as the 16th President of America. Abraham Lincoln was elected largely because of his anti-slavery platform and long story short, there were 7 Southern slave states that really weren’t a huge fan of him. So these 7 states decided to seceded from America and became the confederate States of America, better known as the Confederacy. The Confederacy was not seen as a legitimate secession from the United States and, ultimately, the Civil War started in April of 1861. During…

  • The dual heritage of the Confederate battle flag – Laura Edwards, Duke University
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    The dual heritage of the Confederate battle flag – Laura Edwards, Duke University

    This is Duke University. It’s amazing that, within a few days, all of a sudden this symbol has– we’re taking it down when it was intractable for so long. You know it’s interesting, the whole question about the Confederate flag has always been framed in terms of heritage, right? We have two heritages here. There’s the heritage from the Civil War, but there’s also the heritage of white supremacy from the Civil Rights Movement and the Confederate flag did not become symbolic of the South until the Civil Rights Movement. That’s when you actually see southern states putting it up in capitols. That’s when you see the Confederate battle flag…