Posts tagged "confederate flag"

Just Look At This Asshole: Oblivious Klansman Wears FUBU Shoes, Doesn’t Get It

Oh good lord, would you look at this one. This charming KKK member came to a rally at Georgia’s Stone Mountain Park to express his support for the Confederate flag – but he did not exactly come dressed for the occasion. He came wearing FUBU shoes … and he did not see the irony.
The man was briefly…

Robyn Pennacchia / August 3, 2015

40,000 Imbeciles Insist Slavery Monument “Shames White People,” Want It Taken Down

Nearly 40,000 sad ass motherfuckers have signed a petition demanding that the State of South Carolina remove a memorial to the African American Monument on the South Carolina Statehouse grounds. Why? Because the memorial, which is dedicated to the history of slavery, makes white people feel bad.
The petition was created by a man named Keith Harmo…

Robyn Pennacchia / July 17, 2015

#Problematic: Confederate Flag Defenders Weep, Steven Tyler Goes Country & Rihanna Gets Her $$$

Hey guys, are you having a nice summer? Have you worn a tank top yet? Do you have a flip flop tan? Have you had drunk, unsatisfying sex with that bartender you decided with your gal pals one night after too many pickle backs was “totes my summer fling?” Did you decide you weren’t going…

Chloe Stillwell / July 12, 2015

South Carolina Took Down The Confederate Flag — Now What?

The Confederate Flag has been removed from the South Carolina Capital: YIPPPPPPEEEE! Time to celebrate? Let’s give ourselves a moment to high-five America for getting rid of an old relic of racism that really should have disappeared over a century ago when the Civil War finally united the country after being divided by the South&#8217…

Tiffanie Drayton / July 10, 2015

Sorry, But No: The Civil War Was Not About “States’ Rights”

The only state right they wanted was the right to own human beings as slaves. …

Robyn Pennacchia / July 9, 2015

South Carolina Votes 94-20 To Remove Confederate Flag

Early this morning, the South Carolina state House of Representatives voted in a landslide – 94 to 20 – to remove the Confederate battle flag from their public buildings. The bill will now go for approval to Governor Nikki Haley, who has previously expressed support for removing the flag and says she’ll sign the bill…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 9, 2015

True Story: Adventures In Internet Racism & Body-Shaming

I know that there is a strong correlation between people who defend racism on the internet and people who, when challenged, will resort to misogynist attacks. Here is one such example.

Elizabeth Blumberg / July 8, 2015

Bree Newsome On “Good Morning America”: “We Wanted An End To The Hate”

Bad ass organizer — and real life flag-pole-climbing superhero — Bree Newsome was interviewed on “Good Morning America” this morning, one of the first times, that I know of, that a major morning “news” show has given airtime to interviewed an actual #BlackLivesMatter activist. Newsome, of course, is the Black woman who, with the hel…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 2, 2015

Bree Newsome Speaks: “I Did It Because I Am Free”

This woman is a real life super hero.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 29, 2015

Arsonists Set At Least 3 Black Churches Ablaze In The Last Week

Back in May, during the protests in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray, the TV news media spent countless hours showing footage of a burning CVS, allegedly set on fire by angry looters. The footage served to illustrate what some considered the protest’s “violent turn,” just one of many examples of the news media…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 29, 2015

Woman Ignores Police Orders, Removes Confederate Flag From SC Statehouse

SC Governor Nikki Haley has called for the Confederate Flag to come down from the front of the South Carolina State House but for some reason the damn thing is still there.
A woman identified as “Bree” decided to take matters into her own hands, backed by the activist group ‘Blackbird’, early Saturday morning. She…

Katrin Higher / June 27, 2015

Sorry, That Confederate Clinton-Gore Button Is A Big Ol’ Fake

At some point earlier this week, a picture of a Clinton-Gore button featuring a Confederate flag went viral, with people on the left hoping it wasn’t real, and many on the right insisting that it totally was and that both Clinton and Gore loved the Confederate flag, thus something-something, I don’t know.
As it turns out, the…

Robyn Pennacchia / June 24, 2015

Amazon Dumps The Confederate Flag

The movement to ditch the Confederate flag is now steamrolling along: Amazon and eBay today forbid the sale of any flag-related merchandise, reports CNN. (Walmart already did so, as did Sears.) An eBay spokesperson provides an explanation that is beginning to sound familiar after images surfaced of Charleston shooting suspect Dylann Roof posing with the…

Newser / June 23, 2015

SC Gov. Nikki Haley Calls For Debate On Confederate Flag Removal

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley asks the legislature to vote to remove the flag.

Robyn Pennacchia / June 22, 2015

President Obama Gets Candid About Race On WTF! With Marc Maron Podcast, Catches Flack For Using The N-Word

As you might expect, conservatives are being ridiculously and deliberately obtuse about Obama’s use of the n-word during the interview.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 22, 2015

Lindsey Graham Declares Undying Love For The Confederate Flag

“It’s part of who we are,” he says. …

Robyn Pennacchia / June 19, 2015

South Carolina Needs To Take That Confederate Flag Down Now

Keeping the Confederate flag up is nothing but cruel.

Robyn Pennacchia / June 18, 2015

Texas Students Deface Confederacy President Statue On Campus

Student vandals defaced the statue of Jefferson Davis, the President of the Confederacy on the University of Texas Austin campus on Saturday, most recently with the words “Davis must fall” and “Emancipate UT.”
Senior Jamie Nalley defended the attack against the statue saying: “We thought, there are those old ties to slavery and some would…

Katrin Higher / May 11, 2015

Girl Sent Home From Prom For Wearing Confederate Flag Dress

Texanna Edwards, of Gibson County, Tennessee, was sent home from her senior prom after she wore a Confederate flag-themed dress to the event. Edwards was turned away after school officials deemed the dress “offensive and inappropriate.”

“She was told because of the dress and what it would look like, it would be considered…

Julie Gerstein / April 25, 2012