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  • Herman Cain: 'I Grew Up In The Segregated South, I Am Not Mad At America'

    10/04/2011 10:05:10 AM PDT · by JesseWatters · 20 replies ^ | Oct 4 | Staff
    CAIN: So we get to the fountain, my brother and I, and we look around, there wasn't a lot of people there and I said to my brother, "You go first." He tasted the white water and then we looked around and says, "Your turn." We tasted -- I taste the white water. Then we both taste the colored water and we looked at each other, six and seven years old, the water tastes the same. What's the big deal? We had not been taught segregation at the age of six and seven. We wondered what the big deal was...
  • Southern Like Me: What Americans, and President Obama, can learn from the Great Migration South.

    09/29/2011 9:13:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/29/2011 | Lee Habeeb
    I’m a Jersey boy. I was born there, went to high school and college there, and assumed I’d spend the rest of my life there. But though I loved the people and food, the Jersey Shore summers, and short rides through the Lincoln Tunnel to Broadway shows and Madison Square Garden, I gave it all up and moved south. Very far south. I’m not alone. According to the latest Census figures, and stories in USA Today, the Associated Press, and elsewhere, the South was the fastest growing region in America over the last decade, up 14 percent. “The center of...
  • Football, Cheerleaders and the Band Played Dixie

    08/26/2011 3:27:34 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 37 replies
    Huntington News ^ | AUgust 25, 2011 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    On April 14, 1865, after General Robert E. Lee’s surrender, President Abraham Lincoln said: “Now Let the Band Play Dixie; it belongs neither to the South, nor to the North but to us all."
  • Why We're Moving Back South / Chicago's Shrinking Black Community

    08/25/2011 7:46:24 AM PDT · by flowerplough · 37 replies
    Henry Louis Gates' "The Root" ^ | 23 Aug | Curtis/Holloway
    For black Northerners, the reverse migration makes economic -- and emotional -- sense. / RE: Chicago's Shrinking Black Community Experts say that a reverse migration to the suburbs and the South may be irreversible. Why We're Moving: Thomas Clark was one of those committed New Yorkers. "For me it was the whole urban dynamic of being in a big city, being in the financial center of the world," said the former New York state banking official and onetime president and CEO of Carver Federal Savings Bank. Commuting into Manhattan from his White Plains, N.Y., home, the self-described "little guy from...
  • Confederate soldier stands his ground (guards damaged monument dedicated to American soldiers)

    08/15/2011 6:35:58 AM PDT · by Libloather · 72 replies
    Go Dan River ^ | 8/14/11 | Danielle Battaglia
    Confederate soldier stands his groundBy: Danielle Battaglia Published: August 14, 2011 Despite the Reidsville Confederate Monument officially departing his post on Scales Street, another soldier is taking his place and standing up for what he believes is right. On Friday morning, Jamie Funkhouser, the confederate soldier who came to Reidsville in June to raise awareness for the city council meeting discussing the future of the monument, returned to bring awareness to the fact that the soldier will soon be moved. The Reidsville Monument stood at the intersection of Scales Street and West Morehead Street for 101 years until Mark Anthony...
  • Romney: “I think I can do pretty darn well in Dixie”

    08/09/2011 10:02:30 AM PDT · by no gnu taxes · 28 replies
    hot air ^ | Tina Korbe
    As likely voters preemptively weigh a presidential bid by Texas Gov. Rick Perry, they rightly want to know how the current ostensible GOP frontrunner would perform on Perry’s turf. At a townhall in New Hampshire this week, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney signaled his confidence that he could take several key states in the South — including Perry’s home state of Texas: “I think I can do pretty darn well in Dixie,” Romney said. “Last time around [in his 2008 campaign], I made a real stand in Florida. Now most people don’t consider that Dixie, but it sure is the...
  • Revenge on the High Seas! The Union Advances Towards Manassas!

    07/16/2011 6:23:11 AM PDT · by Upstate NY Guy · 3 replies
    Civil War Daily Gazette ^ | July 16, 2011 | various
    The Revenge of William Tilghman of the S.J. Waring Rebel privateers in the brig Jeff Davis had captured the S.J. Waring on July 7. For the past week, they had been sailing for a Southern port.... .... William Tilghman, the black steward from the original crew of the Waring, concocted a plan to retake the ship. When the Waring was captured, the Confederates cut up the United States flag to piece together a Confederate flag. Tilghman had vowed revenge and his plan addressed such feelings. Just before midnight, with the Confederate captain and two mates asleep and the ship under...
  • Ala. churches lead opposition to immigration law

    07/13/2011 1:56:49 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Wednesday, July 13, 2011 3:53 PM EDT | JAY REEVES
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — For some believers and church leaders, opposing Alabama's toughest-in-the-nation law against illegal immigration is a chance for Bible Belt redemption. During the civil rights movement of the 1950s and `60s, many state churches didn't join the fight to end Jim Crow laws and racial segregation. Some cross-burning Ku Klux Klan members took off their hoods and sat in the pews with everyone else on Sunday mornings, and relatively few white congregations actively opposed segregation. Some black churches were hesitant to get involved for fear of white backlash. Now that Alabama has passed what's widely considered the...
  • When a gay minister moved to a small Southern town (Presbyterian)

    07/05/2011 3:59:07 AM PDT · by Cronos · 126 replies
    Courier Journal ^ | 5 July 2011 | Brett Webb-Mitchel
    As an out Presbyterian preacher, I'd experienced prejudice before. But nothing like what I faced in North CarolinaI was reading "Home in Henderson" -- the unofficial city website for a small town in North Carolina where I had recently moved to preach -- when I came across the blog entry. It was posted under the pseudonym "Church Reporter." "A friend that attends the First Presbyterian Church told me to do a Google search on their new minister Brett Webb-Mitchell," the entry began. "Having done so, I have only three comments to make on the pastor selection: 1. Who is responsible...
  • NLRB tried to save America from dumb, unskilled Southern workers

    06/20/2011 7:35:18 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 47 replies
    Hotair ^ | June 20, 2011 | J.E. Dyer
    I had to check my paper copy of the Wall Street Journal today to make sure this wasn’t some elaborate prank. Then I double-checked what year it is, to make sure I hadn’t been slingshotted around the sun and found myself back in 1975. That’s about when I remember it last being routine for Rust Belt lawyers to publicly disparage the skills and education of people from the South. The only thing missing from the op-ed by Chicago-based lawyer Thomas Geoghegan is the word “hick” or “hillbilly.” WSJ is to be applauded for its determination to feature different viewpoints, but...
  • Poll: 4 in 10 Southerners Still Side With Confederacy

    05/03/2011 9:29:20 AM PDT · by OL Hickory · 436 replies · 1+ views
    aolnews ^ | Apr 13, 2011 – 7:10 AM | lauren frayer
    A century and a half after the opening shots of the U.S. Civil War, nearly four in 10 Southerners say they still sympathize with the Confederacy.
  • Memorial Day farewell to Jefferson Davis

    05/29/2011 2:46:36 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 205 replies
    Canda Free Press ^ | May 29, 2011 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    Uncle Bob Brown, a former servant of the Davis family and a passenger on the train, saw the many flowers that the children had laid on the side of the railroad tracks. Brown was so moved by this beautiful gesture that he wept uncontrollably.
  • Memorial Day Remembrance of Last Confederate Widow

    05/24/2011 3:25:12 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 17 replies
    Huntington News ^ | May 23, 2011 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    The nation lost an historic lady in 2004. Mrs. Alberta Martin, the last known widow of a Confederate soldier, passed away on Memorial Day 2004.
  • Old Times not forgotten in Dixie

    04/26/2011 2:28:41 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 35 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Aprilo 24, 2011 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    Black, White, Jewish, American-Indian and Hispanic Americans who served the Confederacy during the War Between the States.
  • War Between the States about slavery? No way

    04/25/2011 9:31:58 AM PDT · by Iron Munro · 962 replies
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | April 25, 2011 | Al Mccray
    I am responding to a column by Leonard Pitts Jr., a noted black columnist for The Miami Herald, entitled, "The Civil War was about slavery, nothing more" (Other Views, April 15). I found this article to be very misleading and grossly riddled with distortions of the real causes of the War Between the States. I find it so amusing that such an educated person would not know the facts. I am a proud native of South Carolina. I have spent my entire life in what was once the Confederate States of America. I am currently associated with Southern Heritage causes,...
  • Paralyzed Vet Must Remove Confederate Flag

    I suppose his actions qualify him as posing a severe domestic terrorist threat.
  • Confederate History Month?

    04/06/2011 4:56:26 AM PDT · by lakeprincess · 151 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 6, 2011 | Jennifer Harper
    he impending 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War prompted the Harris Poll to gauge American sentiment on what the pollsters deemed “a dark yet formative period in U.S. history.” How should the nation celebrate the anniversary? Their survey used some uncommon criteria to find out. Along with typical regional and age demographics, the pollster designated one group of respondents as “white Confederates” - Caucasian residents of states that were once part of the Confederacy.
  • Old times not forgotten: Civil War at 150

    04/02/2011 7:53:41 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 210 replies
    hosted ^ | Apr 2 | CHRISTOPHER SULLIVAN
    A hush fell over the crowd filling the elegant hall in downtown Richmond, Va. The vote was about to be announced, and a young staffer of the Museum of the Confederacy balanced his laptop across his knees, poised to get out the news as soon as it was official. Who would be chosen "Person of the Year, 1861"? Five historians had made impassioned nominations, and the audience would now decide. Most anywhere else, the choice would be obvious. Who but Abraham Lincoln? But this was a vote in the capital of the rebellion that Lincoln put down, sponsored by a...
  • How Slavery Really Ended in America

    04/02/2011 12:04:41 AM PDT · by iowamark · 88 replies
    NY Times ^ | 04/01/2011 | Adam Goodheart
    ...Baker, Mallory and Townsend were field hands who — like hundreds of other local slaves — had been pressed into service by the Confederates, compelled to build an artillery emplacement. They labored beneath the banner of the 115th Virginia Militia, a blue flag bearing a motto in golden letters: “Give me liberty or give me death.” After a week or so of this, they learned some deeply unsettling news. Their master, a rebel colonel named Charles Mallory, was planning to send them even farther from home, to help build fortifications in North Carolina. That was when the three slaves decided...
  • US CENSUS DATA: Black Americans Are Moving South.

    03/28/2011 8:57:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/28/2011 | John Ellis
    Black Americans are leaving northern states and relocating in the south, US census data show. Blacks are not just leaving Michigan, as one would expect. They are leaving New York and Illinois and the two major cities therein: New York City and Chicago. The New York Times reports that those leaving tend to be "younger and better educated." Walter Mead has a long post today on what this reversal of "the great migration" means for the "Big Blue" model of Democratic Party governance. Here's an excerpt: "The failure of blue social policy to create an environment which works for Blacks...