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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 ...



http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/07/14/confederate-madness-then-and-now.html


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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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