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    Official symbol of Louisiana used by New Orleans Saints called racist
    The fleur de lis has been the official symbol of Louisiana since 2008 and is currently used by the New Orleans Saints. Nevertheless, the Daily Caller said Friday, it has been branded a racist symbol of slavery by at least one historian."Code...
  • Slaves harvesting rice
    The Rice crop in the South
    While the average person might only think of cotton as being the main crop of the South, in many areas, the prime crop was not cotton. It was rice. In fact in Georgia’s low country, rice was the first staple crop and the most important...
  • Abraham Lincoln
    Lincoln addresses a divided house
    Springfield, Illinois played host to the state’s Republican convention on June 16, 1858. In attendance were more than 1,000 delegates focused on choosing their candidate to challenge Stephen A. Douglas for one of Illinois’ two seats in...
  • Constitution
    Academic: U.S. Constitution a 'Confederate symbol' requiring censorship
    In an editorial that appeared in several papers across the country, political scientist and former University of Maryland professor Henry Bain said the U.S. Constitution is a symbol of the old Confederacy that needs to be reorganized and censored,...
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    Why blacks, women, and poor white males SHOULD celebrate the Fourth of July
    Another Fourth of July is almost upon us and Americans are ready to commemorate and celebrate what our Founders did almost 250 years ago when we, as a nation, declared our freedom from the British Empire. Here we are in 2015, and I get the feeling...
  • Ulysses and Julia Grant
    The slaves of Ulysses Grant and his family
    Ulysses S. Grant owned a slave named William. He freed William in 1859, before the war started, by granting him his manumission papers. The exact language of the papers stated “I, Ulysses S. Grant…do hereby manumit, emancipate and set...
  • Black slaveowners
    Free Blacks who also owned slaves
    There were 4.5 million slaves in the United States at the time of the Civil War. In fact, according to Duke professor John Hope Franklin, of the 10,689 free blacks living in New Orleans (from the 1860 Census) 3000 owned slaves.C. Richards and her...
  • Reenactment
    Slavery and the Rebel Flag
    The Confederate battle flag is coming down across the South — reaction to a barbaric act of racist violence.The demise of the flag is good. We also need to confront the romanticization of history that often accompanies its use. Rebel...
  • Gavin McInnes
    Fox News regular tells lie of the year, says 'Civil War wasn't about slavery'
    The conservative news channel Fox News hasn't lived up to their slogan "fair and balanced" since the network's inception nearly 20 years ago, and they don't seem to be changing anytime soon. In a recent tweet, a frequent...
  • Martin O'Malley
    War on Confederate flag comes back to bite a Democratic presidential contender
    It should be a corollary of Murphy's Law that nothing is ever as simple, as cut and dried, as it initially looks.Consider the aftermath of the recent mass shooting at a black churchinSouth Carolina. No sooner had the virtual ink on the online...
  • Juneteenth 2015 in Arkansas: race and morality
    Three things Juneteenth celebrations 2015 mean for Arkansas
    The University of Arkansas says it expects 1000 people at this weekend's Juneteenth celebration. The University of Arkansas is in a tough spot as it holds the state's educational flagship torch, particularly right now in a nation where...
  • slaves and court
    Defense of slavery decisions points to ultimate need for armed citizenry
    Anti-gun Oregon Democrat State Senator Chuck Riley says the Supreme Court was “right for the time” for upholding the enslavement of blacks as Constitutional. His comments came after questioning by gun rights advocates who were...
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    Southern Baptist Convention xenophobic morass
    The Southern Baptist Convention is a joke: Southern Baptists did not mince words about their racist past during a 2-day summit in Nashville, Tennessee devoted to making churches more diverse. During the conference, on March 26, 2015, the Southern...
  • A tuna market
    Seafood company severs ties with supplier over slavery issues
    A Thai company that supplies seafood around the world has severed ties with one of its suppliers following evidence of slave labor. Thai Union Frozen Products issued a statement Wednesday saying that they will no longer be using a particular...
  • World Flags
    All aflutter over forbidding the flag
    Students at the University of California, Irvine recently voted to ban the American flag from their campus because they want to make their school more "culturally inclusive" seeing as how Old Glory represents "paradigms of...
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