Opinion

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Civil rights 2013: a cautionary tale from Alabama

In July of 1963, I was preparing for my senior year at Nashville's Pearl High School. For me, news about the civil rights movement became an unsettling blend of darkest tragedies and heady victories.

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Alabama's racism

Alabama approved the racist, anti-immigrant, anti-Hispanic law HB56. The law, passed by the GOP legislature and pushed through by the GOP governor, cries out for a nationwide counterattack.

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Alabama is no "sweet home"

The terror of immigration enforcement is now in effect in the Alabama classroom, and it's traumatizing the most vulnerable members of our society, our children.

Coming to terms with the Confederacy

Some groups want to remember the Confederacy "the right way." Whatever can they mean?

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“Secession balls” in 2010?

There were two stories about the beginnings of the Civil War this week: Georgia acknowledges slavery, while neo-Confederates ignore it.