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5 12, 2011

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Black student sparks debate with Confederate flag By SUSANNE M. SCHAFER The Associated Press COLUMBIA, S.C. — A black college student who drew complaints for displaying a Confederate flag in his dorm room window said he sees the banner as a symbol of Southern pride and not racism. The 19-year-old student at the University of South Carolina Beaufort took the flag down at the university's request, but he said he's considering putting [...]

5 12, 2011

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Black student calls Confederate battle flag a symbol of pride, not bigotry By RACHEL HEATON rheaton@beaufortgazette.com Wednesday, November 30, 2011 For Byron Thomas, the Confederate battle flag isn't about race. The flag that the black 19-year-old University of South Carolina Beaufort student hung from his dorm room window is about Southern pride -- pride that even a black Southerner can feel, he said. Thomas, who grew up in North Augusta, said the [...]