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Flag Foolishness – The Gantt Report

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AFRICANGLOBE - You can remove the Confederate flag from the flag poles and grounds of political institutions but you can’t take the Confederate attitudes from the hearts and minds of politicians and other conservatives! Black people are oftentimes too symbolic. That is why many of us enjoy marches more than we enjoy movements. We enjoy holidays more than we embrace history and we appreciate political promises far more than we enjoy direct positive political actions!

‘Racism, White Supremacy And Defiance’: A Brief History Of The Confederate...

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AFRICANGLOBE - For decades after the civil war, the rebel battle flag was mostly brought out at memorials and it was only in the mid-20th century that it acquired the meaning it has today: as an ‘explicit symbol of racism, white supremacy, and defiance of federally ordered integration’.

South Carolina Senate Approves Bill To Remove Confederate Flag

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AFRICANGLOBE - The South Carolina Senate on Tuesday cast a final vote on a bill that would remove the Confederate flag from the statehouse grounds. After clearing this first major hurdle, the bill will now go to the House for consideration.

The Perils Of The Politics Of Symbolism

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AFRICANGLOBE - Ghoulish as it may sound, the Charleston church massacre has given a shot of adrenalin to the Black Misleadership Class, especially the old-school preachers, who can wage symbolic struggle against the demons that live in people’s hearts, while presenting no threat whatsoever to the rich men that rule the United States, or their police.

White Supremacy: 150 Years And The Flag Still Flies High

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AFRICANGLOBE - How many more churches must be spattered with bullets, or set on fire, before more Southern politicians admit that Confederate flags represent hatred and incite violence? It shouldn’t have taken 150 years — and the recent deaths of nine innocent churchgoers — for Southern states to renounce this symbol.

Why This Black Defender Of The Confederate Flag Says Slavery Was...

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AFRICANGLOBE - For many Americans, the Confederate battle flag is an unmistakable symbol of slavery and oppression. But for Karen Cooper, a Black woman who was born in New York but later settled in Virginia, the flag embodies something else entirely. “I actually think that it represents freedom,” the ardent tea party supporter says in a video interview that’s been making the rounds online. “It represents a people who stood up to tyranny.”

Bree Newsome Took A Stand Climbing The SC Capitol Flag Pole...

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AFRICANGLOBE - I was so proud of Bree Newsome, who in the space of just a few hours, demonstrated what it means to be, as Williamson said, "brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous." Newsome bravely scaled a pole at the South Carolina State Capitol and removed the confederate flag from state grounds. While many of us bemoaned the display of the racist symbol of oppression and white supremacy, Newsome took action.

How White Christians Used The Bible — And Confederate Flag —...

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AFRICANGLOBE - On Jan. 4, 1861, a Catholic bishop named Rev. A. Verot ascended a pulpit in The Church of St. Augustine, Florida, and defended the right of white people to own slaves. The apostle Paul, Verot claimed in his sermon, instructs slaves to obey their masters as a “necessary means of salvation.” Quoting Colossians 3:22, he said, “Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh, not serving to the eye, as pleasing men, but in simplicity of heart, fearing God.”

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley Calls For Removal Of Confederate Flag...

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AFRICANGLOBE - South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley called for the removal of the Confederate flag from the grounds of the state Capitol Monday, less than a week after a 21-year-old white supremacist gunned down nine people at a historic African American church.

How The Confederate Flag Adopted By Dylann Roof Continues To Divide...

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AFRICANGLOBE - Flags were flying at half-staff on Thursday in South Carolina after the cold-blooded killing of nine Black people in an historic African-American church in Charleston - with one notable exception. Outside the legislature in the state capital Columbia, the racially divisive Confederate battle flag still flies high, renewing debate over its symbolism more than 150 years after the Civil War defeat of the slave-holding rebel South.

White Supremacy’s Gross Symbol: What The ‘Stars And Bars’ Really Represent

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AFRICANGLOBE - In the 1940s … that Confederate flag came to represent white supremacy as a form of defense against the beginnings of the civil rights movement. It became the symbol of the Dixiecrat Party in 1948 — which, as you know, seceded from the Democratic Party because of the civil rights plank that Hubert Humphrey got inserted in the Democratic Party’s platform in 1948. I think ever since then it’s become a symbol of white supremacy.

Kanye West Wears Confederate Flag Jacket to Barneys

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AFRICANGLOBE - Publicity wh*re Kanye West does not care if his Confederate flag merchandise is creating controversy -- in fact, he took it one step further on Monday, Nov. 4 by wearing a jacket emblazoned with the mark to a Barney's New York store in Beverly Hills.

Why Black People Generally Don’t Vote Conservative

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Occasionally you will hear some conservatives (usually but not always White), express frustration and even outrage that in presidential elections, the Black electorate usually supports the Democratic candidate. In fact since 1964 the Republican Presidential candidate has struggled to get more than 10% of the Black vote and sometimes has gotten as little as 3-4%.

Rand Paul’s Troubling Ties to White Supremacy and Racists

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AFRICANGLOBE - During Paul's Senate bid, he forced out his then-spokesman, Christopher Hightower, after a reporter discovered a note posted to Hightower's MySpace page on Martin Luther King Day that read "HAPPY N****R DAY!!!" alongside an image of a lynching.

Virginia City Limits Flying of the Confederate Flag

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A rural Virginia city where Robert E. Lee and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson are buried on Thursday limited the flying of the Confederate flag on poles on several downtown streets.
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