Update: It looks like the SHPG decided to take down the post, which should not come as a surprise to those of you familiar with this group. I hesitate sharing this with you, but it is another wonderful example why the Confederate flag is slowly receding from public view. It should come as no surprise [...]
I guess we should have seen this coming from a mile away. In the wake of heated protests from their loyal fans Lynyrd Skynyrd has decided that they will fly the Confederate flag at their concerts. And just in case you still question their commitment to the flag’s history and meaning rest assured: Myself, the [...]
Since we are once again preoccupied with the display of the Confederate flag I thought I would post this video, which just came across my YouTube feed. The video is of a high school event in South Carolina. Well, I will let the student who posted the video take it from here: So it’s Home [...]
I thought this band stopped playing after a plane crash took the lives of most of the band members in the 1970s. All I can say is that if you think the band’s decision to remove the Confederate flag as a stage backdrop makes them any more or less southern then you, my friend, are [...]
This short film follows two students at the University of Mississippi in the wake of the decision to discontinue the playing of “The South Will Rise Again” at the end of football games. It offers some insight into the racial and generational divide at the university over the continuation of some of its more controversial [...]
I think we need a new narrative about the Confederate flag. I love Waffle House!
My editor at the Atlantic asked me to revise a recent post on the DNC and the Confederate flag. You can read it below or at the Atlantic. I have no doubt that it will raise the usual cries of South/Confederate heritage bashing from the usual suspects. What I find funny is that the posts [...]
Popular media really does have a great deal of influence over how we frame our public discourse about Civil War memory. We can see this most clearly in what I’ve dubbed the Continued War narrative, which assumes a nation divided along racial and/or regional lines. Reporters love to utilize this narrative when discussing controversies over [...]