Tag: confederate

  • We Need New Symbols of Southern Pride

    We Need New Symbols of Southern Pride

    As a French-Canadian immigrant to North Carolina in my youth, seeing the Confederate colors atop flagpoles and donned on t-shirts and bumper stickers was a normal, albeit strange, sight. In school, we learned that the Confederacy was defeated in a bloody civil war. In the end, the slaves were freed from bondage and the South…

  • What will be the legacy of the New South?

    Once again, the eyes of the nation, and indeed the world, are transfixed on the tale of the American south. The dust of the violent and deadly clashes in the streets of the college town of Charlottesville between right-wing and left-wing fascists has settled and self-reflection has begun. For many around the world, the American…