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  • Barry Jacobs: Confederate flag issue brings back bad memories for ACC's first black athletes

    Billy Jones is disappointed, but not surprised. He's disappointed it took until now for use of the Confederate battle flag to fall into broad disfavor in this country. He is not surprised, however, that the flag has been sanctioned in areas of public life from official settings to sporting venues for the half-century since he became the first black basketball player in the ACC.
  • America redefining its identity for the 21st century

    WASHINGTON As it nears another birthday, America is forging the outlines of a new century. It's moving with now remarkable speed to cast aside some of the traditions and mores that dominated American life for centuries. The Confederate flag is coming...

    GOP's awkward silence over Confederate flag furor

    GOP's awkward silence over Confederate flag furor
    The time has come for fair-minded Republicans to reflect upon the fate of the Whig Party, which came apart at the seams on the eve of the Civil War. The overriding issue of the 1850s was slavery, a question to which the party spoke, as it were, out of...

    Confederate flag controversy brings back memories of 1968

    Confederate flag controversy brings back memories of 1968
    The flap over the Confederate battle flag, widely recognized as a symbol of hatred and racial indifference, brought to mind an incident that occurred during the 1968 Summer Olympic games. In Mexico City, during the Olympic medal ceremony, as the...

    Momentum Grows To Lower This Symbol Of Racism

    Momentum Grows To Lower This Symbol Of Racism
    "The arc of the moral universe is long," the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. said, "but it bends toward justice." After an arc of a century and a half, a symbol of injustice is on the wane. That would be the Confederate battle flag, which gray-coated...