hero Capitol police officer out of Mississippi was fired after confronting some protesters who were waving Confederate and state flags outside the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.
Two South Carolina politicians have proposed a commission to erect a monument honoring the legacy of black soldiers who fought for the South during the Civil War. The proposal is authored by a representative who has long been a vocal defender of the Confederate flag and another Republican lawmaker who said that the…
If you’re gonna talk the talk, you’re gonna have to walk the walk. At least that’s what the Montgomery County, N.C., decided after a group of local firefighters refused to remove a Confederate flag from fire station property.
It’s been a tense Spirit Week at one New Jersey high school, where a group of students thought it was appropriate to wear Confederate-flag gear and use racial slurs just because their classmates were protesting racial inequality and racism they’ve experienced at the school.
“Southern heritage” strikes again, and one California mom is upset after her 15-year-old son was called racist because he decided to wear a Confederate-battle-flag sweatshirt to school last week.
American University (alas, a perfect metaphor for America) continues to be the site of racist paraphernalia meant to intimidate and terrorize black students.
Y’all, there’s dumb and then there’s dumb. And one Liberty, Mo., resident is literally the representation of being “dumber than a bag of rocks” after throwing up a “Slaves 4 Sale” sign, all because he was mad at his neighbors for apparently treating him like a racist because he hangs a Confederate flag (the flag of…
A Clarksdale, Miss., judge has been the target of a slew of violent, threatening social media posts, and police believe it is possible that the threats stem from Judge Carlos Moore’s decision to remove the controversial Mississippi state flag from his courtroom earlier this summer.
From the white supremacist “rally” and terror attack in Charlottesville, Va., to the current president’s public defense of Nazis to the recent uproar over HBO’s controversial decision to green-light a new series portraying a Confederate victory, it is clear that our nation is in the midst of a very public—and…
After previously announcing that it would not do so, the Six Flags theme park Six Flags Over Texas has removed the Confederate flag from its marquee and is replacing all six flags currently waving over the entrances with American flags.
I’ve tried very, very, very hard over these past few years, but I just can’t muster much anger toward Ben Carson for the ridiculous and dangerous things he says. Perhaps because he carries himself like a man who goes to Home Depot for the ambience and spends his days saying things like, “I have a wide foot, so I…
When I asked a few of our readers to come in to The Root’s offices and share their personal experiences of being called the n-word for the first time, I knew I’d get a lot of stories steeped in ignorance. I didn’t realize that a lot of the stories would sound like shared experiences with a checklist of items that…
Symbols of the Confederacy have been the subject of two very different events over the last few days. In Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday, white supremacists gathered to protest the removal of a Confederate statue from a public park, and their “protest” turned into a bloody riot, with one woman being killed and…
What you see pictured above is possibly the ugliest “haircut” ever. But one black barber in Oklahoma wasn’t going to deny a white customer his Confederate-flag request, even though he initially thought it was racist.
A black Mississippi man who argues that the state’s flag is a symbol of white supremacy is taking his fight to the Supreme Court of the United States, setting the stage for the possibility that SCOTUS could ban all official use of Confederate imagery.
A woman is facing multiple charges after police say she ripped a Confederate-flag “tag” off a truck in South Carolina before backing into the truck’s owner.
A dead racist and staunch defender of the Confederate flag is causing mucho problems for an Orangeburg, S.C., restaurant owner.
Fights over history are really contests for children’s minds. And the stakes are high enough that adults have put children in harm’s way. Last week, people protesting the removal of Confederate flags in New Orleans brandished guns and at least one assault rifle within range of a local school known for diversity.…
Armed Confederate sympathizers in New Orleans caught with weapons within 1,000 feet of a school may face fines and/or jail time, the Times-Picayune reports.
With the decision of Biloxi, Miss., to no longer fly the state flag, and cities across the country destroying monuments to the Confederacy, the debate about the meaning and historical significance of the Civil War has once again reared its ugly head.