The Confederate States of America firmly and emphatically stood for slavery and white supremacy from its birth. Modern-day racists like Roof who brandish Confederate symbols are not distorting their meaning. On the contrary: these racists stand squarely within the Confederate tradition. Pretending otherwise is an obstacle to coming to terms honestly with this country's history and the enduring strength of the racist views that its symbols celebrate.
Saturday, June 27, 2015
Slavery And White Supremacy
Politico: The Confederate Flag Was Always Racist - Modern-day racists who brandish Confederate symbols are not distorting their meaning. By BRUCE LEVINE