A couple of southern states have a state holiday for so-called “Confederate Memorial Day.” Trevor Noah of the Daily Show on Comedy Central has some thoughts to share: Kevin Levin posted some links to other Daily Show commentaries on confederate heritage events. See here.
Fake news is in the public eye quite a bit these days. Here we’re going to consider some fake history. The first is Confederate History Month, also known to some as Fake History Month. Fake Confederate History Month is a relatively new beast, with its origin being traced to the 1990s with the first Fake […]
You might recall these stories [here and here] from 2015 when a group of flaggers in pickup trucks went riding through a black neighborhood in Douglasville, Georgia, shouting racial epithets and threatening to kill African-Americans at a boy’s birthday party. Fifteen were originally indicted for gang terrorism. That was apparently reduced to four, with the […]
I came across this excellent article and just had to share it. William Black is a Ph.D. candidate at Rice University. In this article he recounts his intellectual growth from a neconfederate to someone who actually knows history. His article shows that even someone with neoconfederate beliefs can change if they just have the intellectual curiosity, […]
Sid Miller, a Texas Agricultural Commissioner, recently shared with us his total ignorance of American History. Responding to a Washington Post column supporting the Veterans Administration’s decision to ban the confederate flag from permanently fixed flagpoles in National Cemeteries, Miller posted on Facebook, ” I understand that there are many different opinions about the War Between the States, […]
Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) has a confederate flag on his desk. In this interview he’s asked about it, and he displays massive historical ignorance in spouting so many untruths about the Civil War [such as claiming “only a small part was about slavery”] that, if his claims about them are true, his ancestors are rolling in […]
Columnist Ricky Jones, a professor and the Chair of Pan-African Studies at the University of Louisville, has a column on reactions from neoconfederate classless, racist morons to his earlier column on the proposed removal of a confederate monument from the University of Louisville’s grounds. He details the lies, blatant racism, and utter stupidity of the […]