Race and Civil Rights
June 26, 2015 -
Though some claim the Confederate flag is a neutral symbol of Southern heritage, its history inextricably links it to massive resistance to racial integration and equality.
June 25, 2015 -
In the latest installment of the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation's "Southern Voices" oral history project, organizers from the region talk about their experiences with racism.
June 24, 2015 -
Rev. Dr. William Barber, president of the NC NAACP and leader of the Moral Monday movement, delivered a sermon Sunday about the messages of the Charleston church shootings: that nine people were killed because their church fought racism, that racism is not just ugly words but policies often promoted through coded racist language, and that we need not closure but systemic change.
June 24, 2015 -
Earl Holt, president of the white-supremacist group cited as an influence by Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof, has spent $65,000 backing Republican politicians — but he's not the only white-supremacist leader to support conservative politicians.
June 22, 2015 -
Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof embraced the flags of white-supremacist regimes that did not exist in his lifetime. This is no ordinary racial bias: Someone had to teach him these elaborated historical traditions.
June 20, 2015 -
It's probably no coincidence that the Charleston church shootings came in the midst of a burgeoning movement for black freedom, as there's always violent backlash when black people rise up. The tragedy is a clear reminder that the struggle against institutional racism must continue with fierce urgency.
June 19, 2015 -
While the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday made clear that state governments have the right to control their own speech, outrage abounds over what South Carolina chooses to say.