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Confederate Battle Flag an Unnerving Sight in Capitol

Confederate Battle Flag an Unnerving Sight in Capitol

Confederate Battle Flag an Unnerving Sight in Capitol Confederate Battle Flag an Unnerving Sight in Capitol A Muslim American college student said he had fought back tears when he saw the image of a Trump supporter carrying the Confederate battle flag through the halls of the Capitol on Wednesday. A Black Senate aide who for years has walked confidently through …

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In Poland, the Rainbow Flag Is Wrapped Up in a Broader Culture War

In Poland, the Rainbow Flag Is Wrapped Up in a Broader Culture War

In Poland, the Rainbow Flag Is Wrapped Up in a Broader Culture War In Poland, the Rainbow Flag Is Wrapped Up in a Broader Culture War When President Andrzej Duda of Poland was sworn in on Thursday for a second term in office after a bitterly divisive campaign in which he rallied support by targeting homosexuality as a threat to …

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Trump claims Confederate flag is ‘freedom of speech’ after Nascar ban it

Trump claims Confederate flag is ‘freedom of speech’ after Nascar ban it

Trump claims Confederate flag is ‘freedom of speech’ after Nascar ban it Trump claims Confederate flag is ‘freedom of speech’ after Nascar ban it The Independent employs reporters around the world to bring you truly independent journalism. To support us, please consider a contribution. President Donald Trump has claimed that the decision to fly the Confederate flag is covered by freedom …

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Hong Kong’s New Weapon Against Protesters: A Purple Warning Flag

Hong Kong’s New Weapon Against Protesters: A Purple Warning Flag

Hong Kong’s New Weapon Against Protesters: A Purple Warning Flag Hong Kong’s New Weapon Against Protesters: A Purple Warning Flag Just hours after China imposed its tough new national security law on Hong Kong, the city’s police force deployed a new weapon in its running battle with protesters: a purple flag warning demonstrators that shouting certain slogans or carrying banners …

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Mike East, Who Lowered U.S. Flag in Havana in 1961, Dies at 81

Mike East, Who Lowered U.S. Flag in Havana in 1961, Dies at 81

Mike East, Who Lowered U.S. Flag in Havana in 1961, Dies at 81 Mike East, Who Lowered U.S. Flag in Havana in 1961, Dies at 81 Mr. East had been a guard at the Embassy for nearly two years and had grown to love Cuba. “You thought about the good times, the people you met, the friendships,” he said in …

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How College Sports Spurred Mississippi to Seriously Reconsider Its Flag

How College Sports Spurred Mississippi to Seriously Reconsider Its Flag

How College Sports Spurred Mississippi to Seriously Reconsider Its Flag How College Sports Spurred Mississippi to Seriously Reconsider Its Flag In early June, a student asked Greg Sankey, the SEC commissioner, what more the conference had done to address racial disparities since 2015, when Sankey criticized the battle flag after a white supremacist murdered nine black churchgoers in Charleston, S.C. …

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As Symbols of the Confederacy Fall, Activists Say Mississippi’s Flag Should Be Next

As Symbols of the Confederacy Fall, Activists Say Mississippi’s Flag Should Be Next

As Symbols of the Confederacy Fall, Activists Say Mississippi’s Flag Should Be Next As Symbols of the Confederacy Fall, Activists Say Mississippi’s Flag Should Be Next A coalition of activists, elected officials and business leaders, among others, attempted again to change the Mississippi flag. Conservative political leaders joined in calling for a change, including the state’s two United States senators …

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NASCAR’s Confederate Flag Ban Faces a Test in Alabama

NASCAR’s Confederate Flag Ban Faces a Test in Alabama

NASCAR’s Confederate Flag Ban Faces a Test in Alabama NASCAR’s Confederate Flag Ban Faces a Test in Alabama Still, many longtime observers of NASCAR perceived the change as largely a business imperative to try to revive a fading sport. “I think it was the historical moment, and they felt like they needed to do something, and here was something that …

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SEC Warns Mississippi Over Confederate Emblem on State Flag

SEC Warns Mississippi Over Confederate Emblem on State Flag

SEC Warns Mississippi Over Confederate Emblem on State Flag SEC Warns Mississippi Over Confederate Emblem on State Flag ATLANTA — The Southeastern Conference on Thursday demanded that Mississippi remove the Confederate battle emblem from its state flag, linking one of the region’s greatest passions — college sports — with one of its most intractable debates. Greg Sankey, the league’s commissioner, …

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Why Can’t I Appreciate the Confederate Flag and Also Condemn Racism?

Overheard on Zoom: Co-Workers Talking About My ‘Weird’ Habits

Why Can’t I Appreciate the Confederate Flag and Also Condemn Racism? Why Can’t I Appreciate the Confederate Flag and Also Condemn Racism? Thanks to political correctness, I can no longer converse freely with my three adult children. I live in the South; they’ve scattered across the country. I think I’m a good person. No one has ever called me racist …

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