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  • Confederate Statues and Capitalism

    09/21/2017 6:16:04 PM PDT · by MosesKnows · 6 replies
    Sept 21, 2017 | MosesKnows
    Confederate Statues and Capitalism Someone in a famous Paltalk political chat room I favor offered a link from a local morning radio show pair who borrowed the “A Place for Mom” theme. Finding a home for Confederate Statues. They titled their segment, “A Place for Bob”, with Bob for Robert E. Lee. It was entertaining but I found it thought provoking. The issue of Confederate Statues is simply whether the removal is legal. Assuming the majority of the removals is legally accomplished I wonder where they will go. This is where Capitalism enters the scene. I believe a display of...
  • City hopes fencing stops disrobing of Confederate statues

    09/21/2017 5:34:52 AM PDT · by Captain Jack Aubrey · 26 replies
    The Daily Progress (Charlottesville, VA) ^ | Sep 19, 2017 | BY LAUREN BERG
    In a bid to stop people from removing the tarps over Charlottesville’s Confederate statues, city officials placed plastic fencing around the monuments, forbidding anyone from crossing the barriers. The black tarps covering the statues of Gens. Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson have been ripped down from the statues six times since they were installed on Aug. 23. The coverings were put up in a gesture of mourning for Heather Heyer, who was killed in the car attack on Fourth Street on Aug. 12, the day of the Unite the Right rally.
  • Suffolk poll: Virginia governor race tied

    09/19/2017 6:11:06 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 19 replies
    Augusta Free Press ^ | September 18, 2017 | AFP Staff
    As the major party candidates in the Virginia governor’s race prepare for the Sept. 19 televised debate, a Suffolk University poll shows Democrat Ralph Northam and Republican Ed Gillespie tied, with 42 percent supporting or leaning toward each. Libertarian Clifford Hyra is at 3 percent, and 12 percent are undecided. These swing voters will play a critical role in November. And as the nation wrestles with a strategy to deal with Confederate statues in public places, 57 percent of Virginia voters want them to remain in place, while 32 percent support their removal. Voters were split by party and race...
  • Irish town refuses to remove Confederate plaque [Tuam, Co. Galway; Richard Dowling]

    09/17/2017 10:38:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Irish Central ^ | September 13, 2017 04:33 AM | Ciaran Tierney
    The only town in Ireland to have a plaque commemorating a Confederate Army war hero on a public building is set to keep the memorial in place despite intensive lobbying from the United States. Councillors in Tuam, Co Galway, have been accused of caring more about the image of the town than the search for truth or justice after deciding to keep the plaque in memory of Major Richard “Dick” Dowling at the Town Hall. Dowling rented slaves, including a 12-year-old boy, for his restaurant and hotel business in Houston, Texas. The matter was raised at a meeting of the...
  • Confederate rally organizers say they don’t know how many people to expect Saturday [RVA]

    09/15/2017 11:45:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | September 15, 2017 | Staff
    Out-of-state organizers of a rally to show support for Confederate monuments slated for Saturday say they don’t know how many people to expect. Tara Brandau, a Florida resident who identifies with militia groups, told reporters at a press conference on the sidewalk along Bank Street in front of the Virginia Capitol on Friday that responses to a Facebook event page is their only gauge.
  • UNC students threaten federal lawsuit over Confederate statue

    09/14/2017 2:16:49 PM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | September 14, 2017 | Sandor Farkas
    Students are threatening to sue the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill for violating the Civil Rights Act of 1964 if it does not remove a Confederate statue from campus. According to The Daily Tar Heel, an attorney from the New York law firm Boies, Schiller & Flexner—known for representing Vice President Al Gore in the Bush v. Gore Supreme Court case—made the threat Wednesday in a letter sent to Chancellor Carol Folt, the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees, UNC President Margaret Spellings, and the UNC Board of Governors on behalf of the UNC Black Law Students Association (BLSA), its faculty advisor...
  • Flames consume Robert E. Lee Elementary in Tampa Heights

    09/14/2017 6:31:51 AM PDT · by Redmen4ever · 97 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 9/12/17 | Marlee Sokol, Ben Montgomery and Dan Sullivan
    Robert E. Lee Elementary School is no more. The oldest magnet school in Hillsborough County, which some school board members were trying to rename as part of a nationwide movement to remove Confederate symbols, burned down on Tuesday night as hundreds of residents watched and children cried.
  • Student op-ed: Tailgates at Ole Miss football games are biased against minorities

    09/07/2017 8:36:09 AM PDT · by C19fan · 66 replies
    College Fix ^ | September 6, 2017 | Staff
    If it’s fall in Mississippi, it’s football season. That means it’s time to tailgate: an opportunity to grill food, drink beer and spend time with friends before the big game. And apparently an opportunity to increase racial tensions too, according to a University of Mississippi student. In an op-ed published in The Daily Mississippian, Ole Miss senior Francisco Hernandez bemoans that tailgates at his university are perpetuating racial oppression because of the presence of the Mississippi state flag.
  • Temporary Restraining Order Halts Removal of Dallas' Robert E. Lee Statue

    09/06/2017 6:07:41 PM PDT · by TLI · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 6 2017 | Fox News
    Robert E. Lee statue Published September 06, 2017 Fox News The Dallas City Council voted 13-1 to remove the statue of Robert E. Lee from its namesake park in Oak Lawn The Dallas City Council voted 13-1 to remove the statue of Robert E. Lee from its namesake park in Oak Lawn (Fox 4 News) A temporary restraining order Wednesday spared a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee from being taken down — just hours after the Dallas City Council signed off on the removal. Work began an hour later to remove the statue. A crane was moved into...
  • Confederate Statues

    09/06/2017 4:46:40 PM PDT · by SonofCuchulainn · 12 replies
    New Boston Post ^ | Friday, September 1, 2017 | Matt McDonald
    It’s time for us to take a lesson from Black Lives Matter: Do … not … engage. This chant, sometimes heard at rallies, is taken by some as a positive — as in: don’t beat on opponents. But there’s another side to it: don’t argue. Just assert your grievance and keep repeating it until you get what you want. Example: The University of Southern California apparently must renounce what it calls the white horse that carries the Trojan around the stadium at football games. Why? It’s a symbol of white supremacy. ...
  • Washington National Cathedral to remove windows honoring Confederate generals

    09/06/2017 11:31:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 52 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 6, 2017 | Ben Wolfgang
    The Washington National Cathedral on Wednesday said it will remove stained glass windows honoring Confederate generals, saying they act as “a barrier to our important work on racial justice and racial reconciliation.” In a statement, Cathedral leaders said they’ve debated for two years whether to remove the windows honoring Gen. Robert E. Lee and Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson. That debate concluded Tuesday, and the Cathedral Chapter voted to remove them.
  • Liberals in a Tizzy

    09/06/2017 7:19:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | September 6, 2017 | Walter E. Williams
    Many blacks and their white liberal allies demand the removal of statues of Confederate generals and the Confederate battle flag, and they are working up steam to destroy the images of Gens. Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee and President Jefferson Davis from Stone Mountain in Georgia. Allow me to speculate as to the whys of this statue removal craze, which we might call statucide. To understand it, we need a review of the promises black and white liberals have been making for decades. In 1940, the black poverty rate was 87 percent. By 1960, it had fallen to 47...
  • Charlottesville Council Votes to Remove Confederate Statue After Tense Hearing

    09/06/2017 6:52:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 6, 2017 | Alex Johnson and Daniella Silva
    The City Council in Charlottesville, Virginia, voted Tuesday night to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson from a park after a public hearing punctuated by protests and chants of "Let her speak." By voice vote, the council voted after 11 p.m. ET to ask a design firm to redesign Emancipation Park, where the Jackson statue stands — effectively ordering its removal once all court cases are resolved.
  • Gen. Robert E. Lee descendant leaves pulpit after backlash

    09/05/2017 4:28:13 PM PDT · by PAR35 · 53 replies
    CNN ^ | September 5, 2017 | Eliott C. McLaughlin
    A descendant of Gen. Robert E. Lee has stepped down as pastor of his North Carolina church after facing blowback from parishioners and others for his comments denouncing racism and lauding the Black Lives Matter movement. As a minister and newspaper columnist, Robert W. Lee IV, the fourth great-nephew of the Confederate general, has spoken and written countless words, but the five sentences he uttered during MTV's Video Music Awards last week were just too much for some members of his congregation. ... Lee, who was pastor at Bethany United Church of Christ in Winston-Salem, has long supported removing monuments...
  • An Open Letter to Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe

    09/04/2017 6:50:03 PM PDT · by OneVike · 32 replies
    Facebook - Black Confederate Soldiers ^ | August 28, 2017 | Sherwin W. Dillar
    The following letter was posted on Facebook by the author on August 28. This letter could not be written better. What a fabulously written plea to a Governor who will never amount 1/1000th of the men whose statues he wants torn down. Mr. Dillard has spoken for us millions who are seething, but incapable of such eloquence. An Open Letter to Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe I was born in Los Angeles, California and raised in Ohio. I have taught Political Science at the collegiate level in Cincinnati, been published in The Wall Street Journal and am in my 12th...
  • Magnet School Teachers Reenact Toppling of Confederate Statue Which Is A Crime

    09/03/2017 9:39:03 AM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    The Doctor of Common Sense ^ | Sept, 1, 2017 | E. T. Williams
    Magnet School Teachers Reenact Toppling of Confederate Statue Which Is A Crime
  • Salon Slams National Anthem as 'Neo-Confederate Symbol'

    09/01/2017 6:10:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 31, 2017 | Toni Airaksinen
    Jefferson Morley, a staff writer for Salon, recently declared that the National Anthem, war memorials, and holidays that honor veterans are in fact “Neo-Confederate symbols” in disguise. In a Sunday article, Morley slammed America’s beloved "The Star Spangled Banner" as emblematic of America’s sins, juxtaposing it with America’s history of “legalized slavery," “Jim Crow laws and legalized lynchings,” and derided the “militaristic and racist overtones” in the song’s lyrics:
  • Confederate Monuments: The Problem With Politically Correct History

    08/31/2017 10:26:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | August 31, 2017 | Larry Elder
    Malcolm X, as a member of the Nation of Islam, preached anti-Semitism and called the white man "devil." After the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Malcolm X dismissed the murder as a case of "the chickens coming home to roost." In Spike Lee's biographical drama, "Malcolm X," a white teenage girl approaches the angry activist and says, "Excuse me, Mr. X. Hi. I've read some of your speeches, and I honestly believe that a lot of what you have to say is true. And I'm a good person, in spite of what my ancestors did, and I just -- I...
  • (Black) Oklahoma Woman Fights to Preserve Confederate Monument

    08/30/2017 10:47:43 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    KFOR ^ | AUGUST 30, 2017 | SARAH STEWART
    The monument with a confederate soldier looking out over the town has stood for 100 years in front of the Bryan County Courthouse. As monuments like it are coming under fire around the country, it is finding help from an unlikely ally. “I’m trying to at least hold on and to claim the history and the heritage that is mine, not just white folk. But, that heritage belongs to me, too,” said Arlene Barnum. If you see Barnum, you might do a double take. She’s a black woman wearing a confederate flag on a necklace. “I’ve been run off the...
  • Gone with the Wind, Soon to Be Gone with the Wind?

    08/30/2017 1:51:53 PM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    National Review ^ | August 30, 2017 | Kyle Smith
    Asked how she could debase herself to the level of playing Mammy in Gone with the Wind, Hattie McDaniel replied, “I’d rather play the maid and make $700 a week than be a maid and make $7.” Now McDaniel’s iconic performance, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, the first and only black winner in that category until 1990, stands under threat of being erased from the cultural memory. A Memphis theater that screens Gone with the Wind annually announced that it is withdrawing it from future showings. At this moment that decision may look like...