Black People Politics : Mississippi divided: Battle over Confederate flag shifts to Magnolia State

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    Mississippi divided: Battle over Confederate flag shifts to Magnolia State


    With the Confederate flag gone from the South Carolina State House grounds, some residents of Mississippi are confronting their state flag, the only US flag to incorporate the Southern cross.


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    ... The split is especially stark in Mississippi, the heart of the Deep South and whose state flag is the only one that incorporates the “rebel X” Confederate insignia – Georgia changed it's flag to eliminate the Southern Cross in 2001. In a telling snapshot, the city of Hattiesburg, located in the southern part of the state, has removed all state flags from city buildings. Less than three miles away, the town of Petal has done the exact opposite and voted to fly the state flag at all of its city buildings ...


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    Confederate Madness Then and Now


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    ... That now-infamous battle flag that was on the statehouse grounds in South Carolina had come to represent in American culture not only racism, but militarism, jingoism, and even paternalism at home and abroad. Of course it inspired a little white supremacist peckerwood like Dylann Roof, alleged to have slaughtered nine good people at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston. But such was the flag’s resonance and acceptability in the recent past that a version of it used to be sold at the commissary in the Green Zone in Baghdad as a memento of Operation Iraqi Freedom ...



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    Confederate Flag Controversy: School Refuses To Ban Flag After Black Student Complains In Tennessee


    A school in Tennessee is refusing to ban the Confederate battle flag from being displayed on campus, even though a black student has expressed discomfort at the sight. The freshman from Rutherford County, Tennessee, came home from school and told his mother that students were displaying the flag from their cars and wearing T-shirts with the symbol ...



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    A high school student in Tennessee was told the Confederate battle flag can't be banned at his school. Reuters


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    Texas judge clears way for removal of Jefferson Davis statue


    ... Civil rights activists say the nearly century-old bronze likeness of Davis highlights the university's racist past and the statue had been targeted by vandals. New school President Greg Fenves recently ordered it moved to a campus museum, but allowed other Confederate symbols to remain ...



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    Students pass a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis on the University of Texas campus, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)


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    Rally Against Confederate Symbol On Mississippi Flag Draws Hundreds

    "It is a new South"




    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Civil-rights leader Myrlie Evers-Williams, Mississippi-born rapper David Banner and a prominent South Carolina lawmaker are calling on Mississippi to remove the Confederate battle emblem from its state flag.

    About 400 people took part in a change-the-flag rally Sunday outside the Mississippi Capitol. No alternative design was proposed, but rally leaders said the flag is racially divisive. Three men holding large flags with various Confederate emblems watched the rally from a distance across the Capitol lawn.




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    Last wave: Could Confederate battle flag furl in Mississippi?

    The Ole Miss Associated Student Body Senate plans to vote as early as Tuesday on a resolution asking the university to “cease flying the Mississippi state flag”




    As police escorted a group of pro-Confederate battle flag protesters from the University of Mississippi campus on Friday, they were serenaded by college students singing the 1969 Steam lyric, “Na, na, na, na, Hey, hey, hey, goodbye ...



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    Tennessee county's commissioners vote against raising Confederate flag


    And on Monday, more than 150 years later, Greene County, Tennessee, once again found itself ruffling feathers on matters pertaining to the long-gone Confederacy.


    County commissioners weighed whether to turn the historical tables and for the first time fly the Rebel flag above the courthouse there.

    But the proposal didn't pass muster at Monday's meeting, with 20 votes against the measure and just one vote for it, CNN affiliate WJHL reported.



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    University of Mississippi removes state flag


    The University of Mississippi took down the state flag from campus on Monday morning, heeding calls from students and administrators who said the inclusion of the Confederate symbol in one portion of the flag made it unfit to fly.

    The flag, which was lowered and furled by the UM Police Department, is slated to be preserved in the University Archives, alongside student and faculty resolutions calling for its removal, according to a University statement issued on Monday ...




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    In this photo taken June 23, 2015, the Mississippi state flag is unfurled against the front of the Governor's Mansion in Jackson, Miss. (AP)


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