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“As punishment for losing civil wars go, the South got pretty lucky. It got to honor its military leaders with bronze statues. It got to name its streets and schools after Confederate leaders. It even got to keep symbols of the war, like the suddenly at-issue Confederate flag. ” ‘The Southern losers were treated with extraordinary leniency,’ said […]

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“In the hours after the massacre at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, American and South Carolina flags across that state dipped to half-staff…. “But the Confederate battle flag that sits on the grounds of the capitol in Columbia was left untouched…. “The Charleston Post and Courier explained that ‘Its status is outlined, by law, as […]

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“The tomb of Ulysses S. Grant on Manhattan’s Riverside Drive was closely guarded over the weekend by damyankee police who had heard that North Carolina rebels, in New York for the Notre Dame game, were planning to hoist the Confederate flag over the shrine.” — From Time magazine, Nov. 21, 1949

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