• UNC Will Give Silent Sam to a Confederate Group — Along With a $2.5-Million Trust

    by Brock Read

    Student and faculty activists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill finally received on Wednesday an assurance they’d long sought — an email from Kevin Guskiewicz, the interim chancellor, telling them that the Confederate statue known as Silent Sam “will never return to our campus.” Yet few of those activists were satisfied.

  • The Lost Cause Rides Again

    by Ta-Nehisi Coates

    HBO’s "Confederate" takes as its premise an ugly truth that black Americans are forced to live every day: What if the Confederacy wasn’t wholly defeated?

  • How many Confederate place names are there? Now we have an idea.

    Following the Charleston massacre, the Southern Poverty Law Center launched an effort to catalog and map Confederate place names and other symbols in public spaces, both in the South and across the nation. This study, while far from comprehensive, identified a total of 1,503.