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Which Is the Real Confederate Flag?

Sarah Lewis relates the history of the flag of the Confederacy.  “These debates over symbols show us that Confederates were conscious of facing a contradiction, one we’re still contending with today.” Advertisements

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Our Racial Moment of Truth by Isabel Wilkerson

In her op ed piece (New York Times, Sunday, July 19, 2015,) Isabel Wilkerson, author of The Warmth of Other Suns, sees the removal of the Confederate flag and the publication of Harper Lee’s early manuscript Go Set a Watchman,…

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Insanity of racism by Joyce Trotman-Jordan

In her letter to the editor of the Trenton Times (Wednesday, July 15, 2015), Not in Our Town Board member, Joyce Trotman-Jordan reminds us of the terrible outcomes of race hatred and our responsibility in the face of it: “We…

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Ta-Nehisi Coates On Police Brutality, The Confederate Flag And Forgiveness

Ta-Nehisi Coates, writer for the Atlantic and author of an article on reparations in that journal, is interviewed by Terry Gross on NPR’s Fresh Air, after the publication of his book Between the World and Me.  Read a review of…

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“A New Day Dawns” by Nikky Finney

Poet Nikky Finney, a daughter of South Carolina, composed a piece about the removal of the Confederate flag from the South Carolina statehouse grounds.  She discusses her background, her emergence as a poet, and her writing process in this interview….

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