The Confederate Flag Fight Is Back
Nikki Haley didn’t end the debate over the Confederate flag when she banished it from the South Carolina Capitol. A candidate to succeed her as governor now proclaims herself a “proud Daughter of the Confederacy.” And a pro-Confederate candidate in Virginia is encouraged after a better-than-expected performance there.
NCAA Championships To Return To South Carolina After Confederate Flag Is Removed
The governing body of college athletics has barred the state from hosting championship games since 2001. But with the Confederate flag set to be removed from the statehouse on Friday, South Carolina will once again be eligible to host.
Latino Law Student Says He Was Attacked By Two Florida Men For Commenting On Confederate Flag
"I've been on the job a couple of months and I've seen similar cases," a state trooper told Phillip Arroyo. "Thank god he didn't have a gun or you'd be dead." Orlando police said they were filing charges with the state against one of the men.
A History Of Racism At Sigma Alpha Epsilon
The fraternity came into the national spotlight after its members this year were caught singing a racist hymn with decades-old roots that they “learned” on a leadership retreat. A BuzzFeed News review has found that racially charged incidents are part of the fraternity’s 159-year-old story.
In This Brazilian Town The Confederate Flag Flies As High As Ever
After losing the Civil War some 10,000 Confederates migrated to Santa Barbara D'Oeste, deep in the sugar cane region of southern Brazil. Today their descendants get together annually to celebrate all things Southern — including the flag.
Hundreds Gather At Wake For Charleston Church Shooting Victim Sen. Clementa Pinckney
The public, open-casket viewing took place at the South Carolina Statehouse in Columbia. Sen. Pinckney is reportedly the first African American reportedly the first African American to have a wake under the capitol dome since the Reconstruction era.
Pro-Confederate Protests After Activists Arrested For Scaling South Carolina Flagpole To Remove Battle Flag
Bree Newsome and other activists carried out the stunt around dawn on Saturday. Protests were organized later in the day in Columbia, South Carolina, and Montgomery, Alabama, in support of the Confederate symbol.