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Baptists, citing another tradition in the South, denounce Confederate flag

Two recent, very different, actions illustrate that although those in power have tried to repress it, the tradition of fighting racism in the South runs as deep as the racism itself.

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Minnesota private prison debate raises issues of race, justice

Issues of race, poverty, and justice bubbled to the surface in an emotional hearing in late March.

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Florida beach town says “no” to hate

People in the small Florida town of New Smyrna Beach gathered Sunday, Mar. 13 for "Neighbors Together."

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Author Junot Díaz talks immigration, white supremacy, and science fiction

Themes of his literature include the celebration of the Latin American/Caribbean diaspora, and the broken promises of immigration in America.

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May it displease the court: race and Justice Sotomayor

The Supreme Court announced it would again hear an affirmative action case in which a white woman claims she was denied admission to the University of Texas because of her race.

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Parsing race, politics, and pot in Florida

A Florida legislator has reintroduced a bill Feb. 24 to legalize recreational marijuana use in the state.

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U.S. schools more segregated than in 1954

The new segregation, by class and income, harms students just as the old state-legalized segregation in the Solid South did.

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Tulsa park commemorates 1921 race riot

Travelers should consider going to Tulsa's John Hope Franklin Reconcilliation Park. The park commemorates the biggest race riot and massacre of American history.

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Ericka Huggins calls for continued conversations on race

On Monday, Oct. 28th, educator and activist Ericka Huggins spoke to students in an open forum at Laney College in Oakland, California.

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Campaign launched to rename Nathan Bedford Forrest H.S.

Progressives say the true symbolism behind the name change is that of social justice, a solid stepping stone for the South to "rise again."

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