Have Confederate Symbols Lost Their Political and Racial Meanings?

Earlier today I was contacted by a student in Italy, who is currently writing on the subject of Confederate symbols in popular culture. The student inquired into a few areas and I thought he might benefit from hearing from the rest of you until I have a chance to respond. My name is — —…

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Confederate Heritage Gone Wild

Both Andy Hall and Brooks Simpson have highlighted another instance of Confederate Heritage gone wild. It’s nothing new, whether we are discussing the latest Virginia Flagger fiasco or SCV misstep. I’ve been accused of highlighting heritage follies for the sake of blog stats and there is some truth to that. At the same time, however,…

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Robert Khayat on Banning the Confederate Flag at Ole Miss

This is a very interesting interview with former Ole Miss chancellor Robert Khayat on the decision to ban the Confederate flag at Ole Miss. The perception created by the Confederate flag was causing people to look on us in a negative way and remember us from 1962 (when James Meredith integrated Ole Miss and riots…

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“With a Rebel Yell, She Cried More, More, More…”

Not even the best legal minds in the Confederate South seem to be able to stem the tide of anti-Confederate flag legislation and sentiment. Even the flags that once adorned Maurice Bessinger’s chain of barbecue restaurants in South Carolina fly no more. The elder Bessinger, who ran unsuccessfully for governor in the ’70s, has not…

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