News From Around the South 7/30 to 8/6

News From Around the South 7/30 to 8/6

FLORIDA: Lee Portrait in County Commission Chambers Moved Aside for New Video Board FORT MYERS, Fla. — The portrait of Robert E. Lee, which has hung for 87 years over the center of what is now the dais of the Board of Commissioners chamber in the Old Lee County...
The Pause Before the Storm

The Pause Before the Storm

According to Aristotle, “We are what we repeatedly do.” In today’s rapid-paced reactionary world, it appears that many of us are all offended, offensive or both. Spend a little time on Twitter, Facebook or watching mainstream media outlets. Notice...
Citadel Perpetuates Fake Lee Quote

Citadel Perpetuates Fake Lee Quote

At The Citadel, every freshman cadet is required to memorize a quotation from Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee on the importance of duty. These words loom large in the military environment of the public college, mounted on plaques in each barracks. The quote echoes in...
Socialism Means Passing the Buck

Socialism Means Passing the Buck

“So, how are you planning to pay for that?” This should be the first question asked about any political program. Unfortunately, it’s not. And that’s why Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.,...
Lee’s Birthplace Hosts Slavery Forum

Lee’s Birthplace Hosts Slavery Forum

At Stratford Hall in Virginia, birthplace of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, a group of K-12 teachers gathered recently to talk about slavery and how to teach it. How do you convey the horror without horrifying the kids? How do you help them see the inhumanity of the...
News From Around the South 7/23 to 7/30

News From Around the South 7/23 to 7/30

SOUTH CAROLINA: Affirmative Action Comes to Quiet End at College of Charleston CHARLESTON: The College of Charleston stopped considering race as a factor in student admissions in the summer of 2016, quietly eliminating a tool for increasing diversity as black...