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The Very Best of Confederate Railroad

Confederate Railroad

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Tone Loc On Why He Raged Over Confederate Flag, Hints it Might Happen Again

[[tmz:video id=”1_3qyyv6b0″]] For Tone Loc, the sight of someone rocking the Confederate flag reminds him prejudice is alive and well in this country … which is why he went off on a teen who was wearing it. The rapper was on “TMZ Live” Friday and…

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HBO’s ‘Confederate’ Uproar Sparks TV Industry Debate


Should white creators tell black stories? Top creators John Ridley, Glen Mazzara and more weigh in on the controversial alt-history drama from the ‘Game Of Thrones’ creators, Amazon’s similarly-themed ‘Black America’ and whether it’s “all fair in love and television writing.”

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HBO Calls On Critics Of ‘Confederate’ To Withhold Judgment Until It’s Made

A social media campaign to derail HBO’s planned modern-day Southern slavery drama quickly caught fire, prompting the cable channel to ask detractors to withhold judgment until they see “Confederate.”


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#OscarsSoWhite creator starts social media campaign to stop ‘Confederate’

The woman behind the #OscarsSoWhite movement has set her sights on a new quest: to get HBO to say #No to “Confederate,” a recently announced series from the creators of “Game of Thrones.”


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American Voices: California Bans ‘Redskins’ But Keeps Confederate Names

California governor Jerry Brown has signed a bill banning use of the name “Redskins” for all sports teams throughout the state but has decided to veto a proposed ban on naming public buildings after Confederate heroes, a choice that Brown said should be left to local decision-makers. What do you think?




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New Black Panther Party & KKK Engage In Standoff Over Confederate Flag [Photos]

If you or someone you know is still trying to push the innocent “Southern pride” association onto the Confederate flag, consider yourself a good fried of the KKK.

The infamous racist mob held court at South Carolina’s statehouse a week after Governor Nikki Haley had the rebel symbol of hate permanently removed.

The kicker, this time around, was members of the New Black Panther Party were also on the grounds conducting their anti-protests for the flag.

Reports The Washington Post:

The Loyal White Knights of the KKK, which calls itself the largest chapter in the United States, held a rally in Columbia, S.C., on Saturday afternoon to protest the removal of the flag, which was spearheaded by Republican Gov. Nikki Haley.

The New Black Panther Party showed up earlier in the day to protest, on the north side of the statehouse. Members encouraged the hundreds who came to keep things peaceful, while also encouraging African Americans to take ownership of their problems and fight back when necessary.

When Klansmen arrived later, the groups clashed intermittently. A man wearing a Confederate flag vest was slugged in the head, and a skirmish erupted. Police could be seen breaking up other fights, detaining people and hauling them away. One group stole a Confederate flag and sought to set it on fire before police intervened.

The Klan rally, which ended around 4 p.m., featured no speakers but chants of “White power!” from the around 100 who attended.

Saturday’s event followed a swift reckoning for the Confederate flag that began soon after photos of Charleston shooting suspect Dylann Roof surfaced, showing him displaying banner long associated with racial hate groups like the Klan. Roof, an apparently self-radicalized loner who grew up in and around South Carolina’s diverse capital city, is accused of killing nine people praying at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., last month.


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Kid Rock Tells Confederate Flag Protesters To “Kiss My Ass”

It is now difficult to remember that Kid Rock once had a relationship with African Americans when h was a rapper.

Now, the Detroit native has taken to vehemently reject those protesting his continued use of the Confederate flag, which was formally taken down in South Carolina this week. Other states and retailers have discontinued use as well.

Earlier in the week, the National Action Network’s Michigan chapter protested outside the Detroit Historical Museum and demand the now-rocker discontinue use of the Confederate flag. Kid Rock offered the following message delivered through Fox News: “Please tell the people who are protesting to kiss my ass/Ask me some questions.”

According to published reports, Rock has moved to Alabama and become friends with conservative radicals like Ted Nugnet and toured with “Southern Pride” acts like Lynyrd Skynyrd, who also loves the Confederate flag.

There is a permanent exhibit at the Historical Museum, The Kid Rock Music Lab, that celebrates Kid Rock’s musical contributions and makes no reference to the flag at all.

”The Kid Rock Music Lab is one of 10 permanent exhibitions at the Detroit Historical Museum,” the museum said to WXYZ. “Kid Rock’s contribution to Detroit’s music history is significant and warrants his inclusion along with other key figures like Stevie Wonder, Bob Seger, Aretha Franklin and Eminem. There are no displays of the Confederate flag in the Kid Rock Music Lab or anywhere else inside the Detroit Historical Museum.”

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American Voices: South Carolina Votes To Remove Confederate Flag

Following an emotional debate in the South Carolina House of Representatives, a bill to remove the Confederate flag from the state house grounds was passed by a vote of 94 to 20, despite numerous proposed amendments to delay its passage put forth by the flag’s supporters. What do you think?



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These Confederate Flag Lovers Set America Back 50 Years [Photos]

Significant history was made on this day of July 10, 2015. After years of clamoring for its removal, the evil actions of Dylann Roof prompted South Carolina to remove its Confederate flag from the state capitol. “It’s a great day in South Carolina,” the state’s Republican Governor Nikki Haley said in an interview on NBC’s TODAY. President Obama shared her sentiment tweeting, “South Carolina taking down the confederate flag – a signal of good will and healing, and a meaningful step towards a better future.”

Of course there were those who disagreed, because quite frankly, people–largely in the South–have thrived for generations in accepted racism. It’s worth noting that the historic take down of the rebel flag won’t instantly cure intolerance but it’s a step in the right direction by removing a symbol of hate for cowards to cloak themselves behind.

Regardless, take a look at some of the most outrageous reactions from various Confederate flag lovers. Some of these people could be your neighbor. Would they say any of this to your face?

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Photo: Reuters screenshot

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Country music struggles with its Confederate flag past

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country artists are struggling to articulate their feelings about the Confederate flag's history and symbolism amid heightened debate following the recent massacre at a South Carolina church. The killing of nine churchgoers on June 17 has renewed calls for the emblem to be removed from government displays — South Carolina's House approved a bill early Thursday to pull it down from the front lawn of the Capitol there — as well …
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Infographic: The Pros And Cons Of Flying The Confederate Flag

A South Carolina bill to remove the Confederate flag from its position in front of the state house is gaining momentum, with the House of Representatives currently reviewing the bill and preparing to vote. Here are the pros and cons of flying the Confederate flag:

PROS

  • Bold way to display distorted, painstakingly cherry-picked heritage
  • Stirring symbol of South’s never-surrender attitude 150 years after South’s surrender
  • It’s already all the way up there on flagpole
  • Simplest way to let others know your state ranks in bottom quintile of all quality-of-life metrics
  • Eliminates uncomfortable feeling of having to say aloud what you think of African Americans
  • Political correctness should not get in the way of being on the wrong side of history
  • Without it, nation might forget racism ever happened in U.S.

CONS

  • Can’t fully grasp its incredible grandeur like you can on a bedspread or garage …



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Kid Rock urged to ditch Confederate flag

Activists in Kid Rock's hometown have urged the musician to drop the controversial Confederate flag from his stage act. The rocker often displays the banner during his shows, but members of a civil rights group in his native Detroit, Michigan have asked him to stop using the flag. Controversy over the banner has been heightened in recent weeks following a shooting at a church in Charleston, South Carolina last month (Jun15) as the gunman accused …
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NASCAR Tracks Ask Fans Not To Fly Confederate Flags [Photos]

NASCAR, the unofficial “Southern sport,” is taking a bold stand in the country’s Confederate flag issue as the victims from the Charleston church shooting are still fresh in their graves.

Several of NASCAR’s national series tracks sent a statement to the Associated Press today, July 2, asking that fans try to refrain from displaying the Confederate flag at races in light of the hate crime.

“We are asking our fans and partners to join us in a renewed effort to create an all-inclusive, even more welcoming atmosphere for all who attend our events,” the statement read. “This will include the request to refrain from displaying the Confederate flag at our facilities and NASCAR events.”

Alleged shooter Dylann Roof was arrested on June 18 and a website belonging to him pointed to racist manifesto and Confederate flag imagery to fuel his evil mind state.

While popular drivers such Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jeff Gordon have also feigned support for the flag, the Daytona International Speedway is trying to rectify the situation by offering NASCAR fans an exchange program for the hateful symbol.


“We want to be inclusive to everyone, and the last thing you want is for anyone to come to a sporting event and really not enjoy that experience because of symbols that really represent things we’re not proud of,” track President Joie Chitwood said in a statement. “Going forward, we’ll really have to look at where that other flag goes, because it doesn’t have a place in our sport and we’ve got to take a thoughtful process on how we get to that place.”

NASCAR Chairman Brian France also acknowledged that while the sport may have a visible past with the Confederate flag, that doesn’t mean the nostalgic aspects make it acceptable.

“Obviously, we have our roots in the South, there are events in the South, it’s part of our history like it is for the country,” he told The Associated Press. “But it needs to be just that, part of our history. It isn’t part of our future.”

Very well said. Take a look at the pictures in the gallery below to see just how far the NASCAR Confederate flag relationship stretches back.


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John Rich Shares Thoughts On Removal Of Confederate Flag

The shooting at a Charleston, South Carolina church has prompted debate about the removal of the Confederate flag from the state’s government buildings, and John Rich was recently asked about his thoughts on the matter. “There’s only one flag I care about, ” he noted, referring to the American flag. Speaking with FOX, Rich said it’s time for the flag to go.
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#FreeBree: Black Woman Removed S.C. Statehouse Confederate Flag [VIDEO]

Bree Newsome is being hailed as a hero to some and a rebel to others after she climbed the flagpole bearing the Confederate Flag at the South Carolina statehouse and removed the symbol. Newsome was arrested for the daring act, which was also caught on video.

The incident took place Saturday morning (Jun. 27), with Brittany Ann Byuarium  Newsome decked out in climbing and safety gear shouting down to police below according to a report from the New York Daily News.

“You cannot get to me with hatred and oppression and violence,” Newsome can be seen saying in the video. “I come against you in the name of God. This flag comes down today.”

In a related press release, the 30-year Charlotte, N.C. activist added, “We removed the flag today because we can’t wait any longer. We can’t continue like this another day. It’s time for a new chapter where we are sincere about dismantling white supremacy and building toward true racial justice and equality.”


James Tyson, who stood at the bottom of the pole, was also arrested. The flag was replaced almost immediately, with Newsome and Tyson facing charges of defacing a monument.

Newsome and Tyson’s arrest prompted a strong response on social media, with director Michael Moore, Rev. Jesse Jackson and others showing support.

Moore offered to pay Newsome’s legal fees, while Jackson is demanding her release. The event has sparked two hashtags, “#FreeBree” and “#KeepItDown” with lots of activity on both trending topics.

As this story develops, we will return with updates.

UPDATE: A crowdfunding campaign launched earlier today by CREDO Action raised an amazing $ 80,000 in 10 hours in support of Newsome’s legal fees and to set up a defense fund. She is reportedly out on $ 300 bail and still has to await a hearing regarding her earlier charges.

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For white Southern music, a time of soul searching over Confederate flag

A Confederate flag is held up by a man at a rally outside the State House to get the Confederate flag removed from the grounds in ColumbiaCountry singer Cody McCarver for years wore T-shirts featuring the Confederate battle flag – the "rebel flag" as he calls it -when he toured in the U.S. South as a member of the Confederate Railroad band. It took last week's controversy over the Confederate flag following the murder of nine worshipers at an African-American church in Charleston to fully drive home to him how divisive the symbol can be. "I think that if, and this is a huge if, taking the rebel flag out of our society would stop racism, I am all for it," said McCarver, who quit as keyboard player for Confederate Railroad several years ago to pursue a solo career.



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Black College Student Earns Coon Points By Defending Confederate Flag

Black University of South Carolina student Byron Thomas has become somewhat known for his passionate defense of the Confederate Flag and its use as the flag within the state. Thomas doesn’t think the flag represents the state’s well-documented racist past and doesn’t want to see it removed despite recent developments.

Thomas, who has been making YouTube videos for years about the Confederate Flag and his supporting views, was a guest on CNN and spoke with host Hal Gorani. Gorani challenged Thomas stances, making certain to mention not only the flag’s ties to slavery but the fact alleged Mother Emanuel AME Church shooter Dylann Roof displayed the flag on his website.

Thomas, who hangs the flag in his home, explained that his support comes by way of an ancestor who fought in the Confederate Army and that the Confederacy actually awarded its Black soldiers pensions after the war in its losing effort.

While that certainly seems noble, someone needs to let young Thomas know that long after the Union Army defeated the Southern forces, many there didn’t want to do away with the practice of slavery. Then the divisive Jim Crow segregation laws came forth and upended any hope of true racial harmony.

Somewhere, we believe Thomas has a point buried under his well-stated but somehow majorly-flawed reasoning. From this standpoint, it looks like Thomas is blind to history and facts.

Check out the video from CNN below.

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Black College Student Earns Coon Points By Defending Confederate Flag

Black University of South Carolina student Byron Thomas has become somewhat known for his passionate defense of the Confederate Flag and its use as the flag within the state. Thomas doesn’t think the flag represents the state’s well-documented racist past and doesn’t want to see it removed despite recent developments.

Thomas, who has been making YouTube videos for years about the Confederate Flag and his supporting views, was a guest on CNN and spoke with host Hal Gorani. Gorani challenged Thomas stances, making certain to mention not only the flag’s ties to slavery but the fact alleged Mother Emanuel AME Church shooter Dylann Roof displayed the flag on his website.

Thomas, who hangs the flag in his home, explained that his support comes by way of an ancestor who fought in the Confederate Army and that the Confederacy actually awarded its Black soldiers pensions after the war in its losing effort.

While that certainly seems noble, someone needs to let young Thomas know that long after the Union Army defeated the Southern forces, many there didn’t want to do away with the practice of slavery. Then the divisive Jim Crow segregation laws came forth and upended any hope of true racial harmony.

Somewhere, we believe Thomas has a point buried under his well-stated but somehow majorly-flawed reasoning. From this standpoint, it looks like Thomas is blind to history and facts.

Check out the video from CNN below.

[h/t Mediaite]

Photo: CNN

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News in Brief: Black Man In Support Of Confederate Flag Triples His Media Appearance Rates

COLUMBIA, SC—Saying that his services had never been more in demand, Andrew Lewis, a local black man who supports flying the Confederate flag, announced plans Monday to triple his media appearance rates. “My phone’s been ringing off the hook the past few days, so I decided I’m not doing a spot for anything less than $ 1,500,” said Lewis, citing the numerous requests from news outlets for an African American who is willing to appear on television for three to five minutes and articulate why displaying the Confederate flag is an important symbol of states’ rights and standing up to the federal government. “I’m booked solid through Wednesday for one-on-ones and roundtable panels where I describe the flag as an important part of my state’s rich heritage, but I’d find a way to squeeze in a few more if the price was right. I …





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Dylann Roof’s Website Featured Racist Content, Confederate Flag Photos

As the nation becomes uncomfortably familiar with alleged Charleston church shooter Dylan Roof, details are forthcoming that suggest the 21-year-old exposed himself to radical racist ideals. Two twitter users apparently discovered a website that seems to be registered to Roof and features racist content, photos of the Confederate Flag and other questionable items.

Twitter users @HenryKrinkle and @EMQuangel discovered the now-defunct website “lastrhodesian.com,” which ties in with photos of Roof wearing a jacket emblazoned with the former invaded African region of Rhodesia’s flag. Roof reportedly penned a rambling manifesto that puts Roof in charge of some manner of the white revolution he dreamed up in his head.

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In a chilling confession, the author defended what he was about to do, writing, “I have no choice. I am not in the position to, alone, go into the ghetto and fight. I chose Charleston because it is most historic city in my state, and at one time had the highest ratio of blacks to Whites in the country. We have no skinheads, no real KKK, no one doing anything but talking on the internet. Well someone has to have the bravery to take it to the real world, and I guess that has to be me. ”

In the document (seen below) the author expressed unhappiness with Jews and Hispanics, but saved his real ire for blacks, writing, “I wish with a passion that n*ggers were treated terribly throughout history by Whites, that every White person had an ancestor who owned slaves, that segregation was an evil an oppressive institution, and so on. Because if it was all it true, it would make it so much easier for me to accept our current situation.”

Raw Story has the whole manifesto up on their site, which you can find by following this link.

Photo: Charleston Police

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Student Apologizes After Confederate Flag Prom Photo Sparks Controversy

One student has apologized for an offensive prom photo that’s going viral.
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SAE Failing At Attempts To Destroy Links To Confederate Past

The Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity’s good name has been effectively dragged through the mud after the revelation of the OU SAE racist chant video. Now it appears that the national SAE is attempting to remove connections to its pro-Confederate past in light of the spectacle that appeared in the viral clip.

Despite the SAE’s public stance that the Greek-letter organization is not racist, it appears that some links to a past that supported racism and segregation did exist. The team over at Gawker did some expert digging and found that the key language on the SAE’s website has been scrubbed but, as most know, the Internet is forever.

Using the Wayback Machine, Gawker was able to pull up cached pages from the page and noted the epic differences. Prior to this, Think Progress highlighted the SAE’s proud boasting of its connection to the Confederacy and the founding of the fraternity during the Antebellum period.

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Prior to this week, SAE’s official website was open and proud about its deep connection to America’s confederate states. Here is how the site’s “History” page opened prior to this week:

‘Sigma Alpha Epsilon was founded on March 9, 1856, at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Its founders were Noble Leslie DeVotie, Nathan Elams Cockrell, John Barratt Rudulph, John Webb Kerr, Samuel Marion Dennis, Wade Hampton Foster, Abner Edwin Patton, and Thomas Chappell Cook. Their leader was DeVotie, who wrote the ritual, created the grip, and chose the name. Rudulph designed the badge. Of all existing national social fraternities today, Sigma Alpha Epsilon is the only national fraternity founded in the antebellum South.’

That is pulled from the Wayback Machine, which last archived the page on Feb. 3 of this year. If you visit it now, you’ll notice that the final sentence—which touts SAE as the only one of America’s fraternities formed in the antebellum South—has been lopped off completely.

As history notes, the Antebellum period in the confederate states was a time of high wealth sparked by the insistence of those within the Confederacy to uphold slavery and ignore the wishes of the Union in the north. The deep wounds of Jim Crow segregation and discrimination have endured since then, and the SAE wasn’t shy about being born from that period where Blacks were severely oppressed.

Time will tell if the SAE will bounce back from this flurry of controversy, but it looks bleak thus far.

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