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19 12, 2006

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Back to the main articles page      An Open Letter / Vanderbilt University Black Student Association Forum On The Confederacy / University Of The South The Black Student Association of Vanderbilt University withdrew their invitation for me to speak at a planned forum on January 13, 2007. The planned forum was to be a round table discussion of invited speakers whose topic was their feelings about the Confederate cause and the Confederacy. In [...]

19 12, 2006

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Two flags to fly over Stones River Battlefield The Tennessee Civil War Preservation Association (TCWPA) is sponsoring “Two Flags Over Tennessee: Reclaiming Our Civil War Heritage,” a two-year statewide plan to fly two Civil War-era flags: an 1861 version of the U.S. “Stars and Stripes” featuring 34 stars, and the 11-star, 1861 Confederate “First National” flag, known as the “Stars and Bars,” over all of Tennessee’s most significant Civil War battlefields. The [...]

19 12, 2006

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Man's great-grandfather rode with Forrest By SCOTT BRODEN Ray Goad is glad to tell the true history — not myths — about how his great-grandfather rode with Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest. The 79-year-old Goad has read many books about Forrest and has followed stories on the recent controversy about whether the university should continue using the Civil War cavalry leader's name on the Army ROTC building at MTSU. "I have seen [...]

19 12, 2006

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Tennessee Voices: MTSU: Get busy, and stop carping By EVAN BARKER The brouhaha surrounding MTSU's Forrest Hall went too far. Originally, I predicted that the debate would be lukewarm and short-lived, but I failed to account for two factors: MTSU's location in the South and the power of misguided people in large groups. Be that as it may, it is high time we made something productive out of this whine-fest. This debacle [...]

19 12, 2006

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Civil rights group challenging school's Confederate symbols SAMIRA JAFARI Associated Press PRESTONSBURG, Ky. - A civil rights group is challenging an eastern Kentucky high school's use of the Confederate emblem as its school flag, saying the symbol is hurtful to black students at other schools. Members of the Louisville-based Justice Resource Center met privately with Floyd County school officials on Monday afternoon to discuss their concerns over Allen Central High School's prominent [...]

19 12, 2006

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Our most destructive kind of racism Posted: December 16, 2006 Paula Zahn devoted two of her hour-long CNN shows this week to the topic "Skin Deep: Racism in America." After taking the time to watch, the question I walked away with was: "What was the point?" In my view, the shows told us little that most of us don't already know – strong racist sentiments exist in the country – and really [...]

19 12, 2006

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Is there 1 white man who has any courage? Posted: December 16, 2006 And I sought for a man among them, that should … stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none. – Ezekiel 22:30 Why are white Americans afraid to speak truth to black Americans? Let me start with a tale of two Michaels: Michael Richards, the "Seinfeld" co-star who [...]

19 12, 2006

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Minority hiring on Hill pushed By Brian DeBose THE WASHINGTON TIMES December 15, 2006 The Congressional Black Caucus has asked Democratic leaders to hire more minorities to work for House committees and on lawmakers' staffs, saying the dearth of diversity on Capitol Hill is a problem. In a letter to House Speaker-elect Nancy Pelosi and the leaders of the Democratic Steering Committee, the CBC said the party must increase the number of [...]

18 12, 2006

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Court: Slave descendants cannot seek reparations from companies 12/14/2006, 7:14 a.m. CT The Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — A federal appeals court has rejected most claims by slave descendants that they deserve reparations from some of the nation's biggest companies. The three-judge panel of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a lower court ruling that slave descendants have no standing to sue for reparations based on injustices suffered by ancestors. [...]

18 12, 2006

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Our legacy: How much do you really know about the Civil War? By Janice Hayes-Williams A little birdie told me that right about now, the Anne Arundel County Public School Pacing Guide puts all eight-graders in the midst of the "Irrepressible Conflict." If any of my readers happen to be parents of 4th-graders, I suggest you keep a copy of this article for your child's study of Maryland history, spring 2007. OK, [...]