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KKK plans rally for Confederate flag in South Park redux

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If the KKK ever watched South Park, they’d know better than to rally for the flag.
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Now-former prospective Democratic candidate Jim Webb swings, misses on Confederate flag

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Jim Webb placed himself to the right of the Republican field on the Confederate flag yesterday.
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A white southerner takes another look at racism

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It is easy for the white majority to miss the evidence of persistent systemic and cultural racism in America.
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A bad day for the Confederate flag

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It’s getting harder and harder to defend the culture — past and present — that the Confederate flag represents.
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Conservatives shamelessly use Charleston shooting to claim religious persecution

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To claim that the Charleston shooting was about anything other than race is to be wrong.
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Comparing Rachel Dolezal to transgender people is scientifically absurd

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On a biological level, race and gender are different in different ways.
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Mormon Sunday school teacher fired for citing official Mormon website on race

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has a dodgy past when it comes to race. According to the Book of Mormon, people with dark skin are the descendants of the Lamanites, ...
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Institutional racism by the numbers

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The question isn’t whether racism is embedded in American society. The question is the extent to which it is.
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White America refuses to understand the death of Freddie Gray

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White America does not understand what’s happening in Baltimore.
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Calls for calm in Baltimore ignore the language of the unheard

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Our politicians and pundits are appropriating the rhetoric of peace to preserve their sordid status quo.
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Rand Paul isn’t a libertarian: criminal justice edition

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With his comments on the protests in Baltimore, Paul’s transformation into a mainstream GOPer is nearly complete.
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Bobby Jindal’s denial of our hyphen-nation

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You don’t celebrate diversity by pretending it doesn’t exist.
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Marco Rubio: Being gay not a choice, but gays shouldn’t have a right to marry

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Schrödinger’s Rubio is simultaneously pro- and anti-LGBT. You just don’t know which until you ask.
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