The battle over confederate symbols at a North Texas school district is stirring up a heated debate. A big crowd is expected Thursday night at the Birdville Independent School District headquarters in Haltom City.
Could it be coincidence that the defacing of the sculpture occurred on the same day as the removal of the Confederate battle flag from the grounds of South Carolina’s state house?
More than 50 years after South Carolina raised a Confederate flag at its Statehouse to protest the civil rights movement, the rebel banner will be removed Friday in a state where such a reversal seemed unthinkable a month ago.
Texas Motor Speedway has joined a NASCAR plea for fans to stop bringing Confederate Flags to the track.
NASCAR’s most popular driver is calling the Confederate flag ‘offensive to an entire race’ while voicing his support for it being removed from the grounds of the South Carolina state capitol.
Lynyrd Skynyrd began phasing use of the Confederate flag a few years ago. Another Southern band, the Drive-By Truckers, agrees. “It’s well past time for all the Southern states to move on.”
Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush faced a similar decision as South Carolina officials – whether to remove the Confederate flag from statehouse grounds – more than a decade ago in Florida.
“We carry the five flags of the Confederacy,” says Denise Lucas of The Flag Store. She’s not a fan of the flag, but it’s history.
In the wake of a massacre at a black church in Charleston, South Carolina, a bipartisan mix of officials across Southern states are calling for the removal of Confederate flags and other symbols of the Confederacy.
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said Monday that the flag should be removed from the statehouse grounds, acknowledging that to many the flag is a “deeply offensive symbol of a brutally oppressive past.”
Republicans with presidential aspirations rushed Monday to embrace South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s call to remove the Confederate flag from the grounds of the state capitol.
South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley says the Confederate flag should be removed from the grounds of the state capitol.