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These Colleges Still Have Confederate Symbolism On Campus — And It's 2017

Is your school on this list?<p>After the events in Charlottesville, Virginia it has become more clear that it is important to pay attention to the …

Rights & Freedoms

Confederate Leaders’ Descendants Say Statues Can Come Down

The year is 2017, and as the president of the United States vehemently defends monuments to the Confederacy, some descendants of Confederate leaders are calling for them to be taken down.<p>On Saturday, an attacker drove a car into a crowd of counterprotesters at a rally of white nationalists and …

Rights & Freedoms

Amid US racial divisions, Auschwitz memorial issues warning

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The memorial site of Auschwitz-Birkenau is weighing in on the anti-Semitic and racially charged violence that has erupted in …

Trump defends Confederate statues: Here are 1,500 symbols of the Confederacy in the US

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> As a growing number of American cities worked to remove statues commemorating the Confederacy, President Donald Trump defended the statues again Thursday, arguing that removing them uproots American "culture" and history.<p>"Sad to see the history and culture of our great country …

Gov: Removing Confederate statues like losing 9/11 memorial

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Taking down statues of Confederate figures is "just like" removing a monument to victims of the 9/11 attacks, Gov. Paul LePage …

White Nationalists Warn They Will Return to Charlottesville

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — A leader in the white nationalist movement said he remains emboldened and warned, "We will be back Charlottesville," days after groups espousing racist ideologies rampaged through the city.<p>Matthew Heimbach, chairman of the Traditionalist Worker Party, said Wednesday that …

Mayor says Lee statue must go as debate over U.S. slave past rages | Reuters

RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) - The mayor of Charlottesville called on Friday for a special session of Virginia’s legislature to let localities decide the fate of Confederate monuments like the statue at the center of a far-right rally last week that turned deadly.<p>Mayor Mike Signer issued his appeal amid …

Cruz Says Confederate Monuments Should Stay: Your Texas Roundup

QUOTE OF THE DAY<p>“I lost two races. I should have thought of that when I lost.”<p><i>—Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff, to the</i> San Antonio Express-News <i>on</i> …

Former Mississippi Gov: Every Single Confederate Statue Must Be Removed Forever

Monuments to treason. That is exactly what blights nearly every courthouse square in the South, Confederate statutes and memorials celebrating those …

Duke University removes damaged Robert E. Lee statue

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke University removed a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee early Saturday after it was vandalized amid a national debate about …