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Confederacy



  • Charles Blow: ‘The Lost Cause’ Is Back

    by Charles M. Blow

    "Republicans are on a political crusade to protect lore and lies. They know that many Americans, many of them their voters, will take a lie over guilt and atonement, every day of the week."



  • House Will Vote on Bill to Remove Confederate Statues from Capitol

    The bill would remove from public view monuments to figures associated with the Confederacy or the causes of slavery and white supremacy that motivated it, including a bust of Chief Justice Roger Taney, author of the notorious Dred Scott decision. 



  • Retaining Its Name

    Despite a protest movement by students and other stakeholders, Washington and Lee University's institutional changes in response to its legacy of slavery and ties to the Confederacy will not include rejecting Robert E. Lee's name.



  • Why Confederate Lies Live On

    by Clint Smith

    Throughout the south, and in the minds of Americans, aesthetics and idealized depictions of valor continue to obscure the fact that the Confederacy fought to maintain a social order based on the ownership of human beings and white supremacy.