• 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…

  • Why Are There SO Many Confederate Monuments?
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    Why Are There SO Many Confederate Monuments?

    This is the Appomattox statue in Alexandria Virginia, a monument constructed in 1889 to honor Alexandria’s Confederate dead in the US Civil War. Since then, it has been at the center of debates about the use of public space. People wrestle with the decision to honor the history of those who supported the Southern Confederacy’s secession from the Union, which was largely in order to continue racialized slavery. Opponents have argued that the statue stands as a testament to intolerance and racism, and that although the statue is still privately owned by the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the fact that it’s situated on public land means that it should…

  • As Last Confederate Statue Is Removed in New Orleans, Will School Names & Street Signs Follow?
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    As Last Confederate Statue Is Removed in New Orleans, Will School Names & Street Signs Follow?

    AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, the War and Peace Report. I’m Amy Goodman. JUAN GONZÁLEZ: And I’m Juan González. Welcome to our all of our listeners and viewers around the country and around the world. We begin today’s show in New Orleans, where on Friday the city removed the last of four Confederate statues in recent weeks. Hundreds of people gathered to celebrate as the massive bronze statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee came down. It was the first of a series of monuments to be removed during daylight. Workers wore bulletproof vests and face coverings to conceal their identities as they used a crane to remove…

  • Confederate flag and Second Amendment supporters gather in Gettysburg
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    Confederate flag and Second Amendment supporters gather in Gettysburg

    I salute the Confederate flag with affection reverence and undying devotion to the cause which it stands it’s not about kicking the hell out of somebody it’s about teaching the person because violence does nothing but create more violence but at the same time if somebody can walk away learning something I’d rather change their mind than change the direction of their teeth we have four different permits that were issued for people that exercise their First Amendment rights yeah it’s my understanding that some of the permit requests we received were related to Internet postings having to do with burning of Confederate flags and desecrating of graves those it…

  • What if the South Won the American Civil War?
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    What if the South Won the American Civil War?

    The Civil War was the most devastating conflict in America’s history. Roughly 640,000 Americans died in the four-year fighting between the Union and Confederates which eventually resulted in a Southern defeat, keeping the United States, well, United. But what if in an alternate timeline, the South won the Civil War? “What?” many ask. “What would even be the outcome had the Confederates [won]? “What would be the possible scenarios of a Southern victory?” Well, dear viewer, stop interrupting me; it’s quite rude. That is what this video is about. By looking at facts and historical events, we can get a few rough ideas about what this Confederate independence might look…

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    Kansas City Week in Review – November 15, 2019

    wonderful it’s frankly disgusting all the news you can use even the Clan never marched into a church – smaller classes>get up get down KC’s a tenant town the week’s top local stories and newsmakers straight ahead it’s your week reviewed next week in review is made possible through the generous support of Dave and Jamie Cummings Bob and Marlese Gourley Smithfield foods Haas and Wilkerson insurance the Courtney S. Turner Charitable Trust John H. Mize and Bank of America N. A. co trustees and by viewers like you thank you welcome I’m Nick Haines and thank you for joining us on this journey through the news of our week…

  • Is The Confederate Flag Free Speech?
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    Is The Confederate Flag Free Speech?

    In March, 2015, the Supreme Court heard arguments about Texas’s ban on confederate flag license plates and whether the ban is in violation of the First amendment. 2015 marks 150 years since the end of the Civil War, and some have argued that the southern confederate flag is a symbol of national shame and institutionalized racism. So, do states have the right to ban the confederate flag? Well, the question is being posed by a group known as the Sons of Confederate Veterans. Their logo, which includes the confederate flag, has been approved for use on nine other state license plates. The group has also attempted to have a former…

  • The 2nd Amendment Explained
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    The 2nd Amendment Explained

    When did the 2nd amendment stop being about a “well regulated militia” and start being about individual gun ownership? And did you know that the answer has to do with the KKK, German socialists, and Al Capone? As one of the most hotly contested (and vaguely worded) sentences in history, the full text of the 2nd amendment says: “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” So this intellectual crossword puzzle was added to the Bill of Rights by James Madison and his crew of anti-federalists. When they were ratified in…