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Mississippi to remove Confederate emblem from flag

ABC News: JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi lawmakers voted Sunday to surrender the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag, more than a century after white supremacist legislators adopted the design a generation after the South lost the Civil War. This is good. However… A commission will design a new flag that cannot include the Confederate […]

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Bubba Wallace: You won’t see Confederate flag ban protesters tear gassed and shot with rubber bullets

AL.com (a part of the Alabama Media Group): Bubba Wallace, a vocal advocate in getting the banners banned, was unfazed by the demonstrations outside the racetrack. “It’s their right to peaceful protest my man, so it’s part of it,” Wallace said on FOX Sports. “But you won’t see them inside the racetrack where we’re having […]

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Naomi Osaka: It’s Insulting to Tell Athletes to ‘Just Stick to Sports’

The TIME100 Talks: Why Naomi Osaka Says It’s Insulting to Tell Athletes to ‘Just Stick to Sports’ Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka is challenging the “weird stigma” around athletes who speak about political issues, arguing that it is not faced by other professions. “Everyone has a vote and a say, I think it’s really weird […]

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Dave Chappelle: Raw and Right on the Mark

Goddamn. Raw, honest, and righteous: very deeply moving commentary from America’s most important truth-teller. Dave Chappelle: 8:46.

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On Removing the Bust of the Former KKK Grand Wizard from the Tennessee State Capitol

It’s really this simple. @GovBillLee @TNGOP https://t.co/1lHSlTwkFS — The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) June 11, 2020 Indeed, it is really just this simple. The answer is to not celebrate and honor Tennessee's Hitler. — Chad Riden (@ChadRiden) June 11, 2020 I love how he so aptly describes Forrest as “Tennessee’s Hitler.” #MoveTheKKKBust #TennesseesHitler

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Army Reverses Course: Will Consider Renaming Bases that Honor Confederate Leaders

The Army secretary is open to changing the names of 10 Army bases that were named for Confederate leaders, Military.com has confirmed. Secretary Ryan McCarthy will consider the changes if he has bipartisan cooperation from leaders at the local and congressional level an Army official told Military.com. Politico first reported the news about renaming the […]

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NASCAR bans Confederate Flag at all Races & Events

Ahead of its Cup Series race Wednesday night in Martinsville, Virginia, NASCAR said it is banning the flying of Confederate flags at its races and other events. Holy fucking shit — this is great news!

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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Police

If police are trying to convince the public they’re not guilty of displaying excessive force, it’s probably not a good idea to repeated display excessive force on national television. — John Oliver, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, S7E14, 7 June 2020. Perhaps the most important episode of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver I’ve […]

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NYT: How Italians Became ‘White’

Brent Staples, writing at the paper of record: Darker skinned southern Italians endured the penalties of blackness on both sides of the Atlantic. In Italy, Northerners had long held that Southerners — particularly Sicilians — were an “uncivilized” and racially inferior people, too obviously African to be part of Europe. Racist dogma about Southern Italians […]

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It’s Not Enough to Move the Nathan Bedford Forrest Bust

Appearing on the Nashville Scene website under the “From the Archives” section today is the article, “It’s Not Enough to Move the Nathan Bedford Forrest Bust” by Steven Hale: State Sen. Jeff Yarbro put the bust in context [] last month, following a protest at the Capitol. The people that are here today aren’t trying […]

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