News From Around the South 6/22 to 6/29

News From Around the South 6/22 to 6/29

MISSISSIPPI: Lawmakers Surrender Confederate Symbol From State Flag JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi will retire the last state flag in the U.S. with the Confederate battle emblem, more than a century after white supremacist legislators adopted the design a generation...
Unfriendly Fashion

Unfriendly Fashion

Washington — Now the mob is planning to tear down the statue of Theodore Roosevelt, who, may I add, was one of the original progressives. Take a look in an American history book, if you can find one. The mayor of the fated city of New York, Bill de Blasio, has already...
Confederates in the Blood

Confederates in the Blood

The great Atlanta newspaperman Ralph McGill, writing in the tumultuous 1950s and 1960s, used to say “there are many Souths,” and in my family, I might say, there are many Southerners, none of them quite the same. They are a baffling and occasionally shameful array of...
Insults to Black People

Insults to Black People

Many whites are ashamed, saddened and feel guilty about our history of slavery, Jim Crow and gross racial discrimination. Many black people remain angry over the injustices of the past and what they see as injustices of the present. Both blacks and whites can benefit...
News From Around the South 6/15 to 6/22

News From Around the South 6/15 to 6/22

SOUTH CAROLINA: Head of SC Confederate Group Says Base Renaming is a Travesty CHARLESTON, S.C. — South Carolina’s Confederate past is clashing with a recent movement to rid racist names, imagery and symbols in the military. Department of Defense officials,...
The First Freedom

The First Freedom

Here is a pop quiz on the Constitution. What is the first freedom protected by the Bill of Rights? If you guessed speech or press, then you are close. The first protected freedom is religion. The two religion clauses in the First Amendment keep the government out of...