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USA POLITICS: In North Carolina County, Strong Support for Confederate Statue

USA POLITICS: In North Carolina County, Strong Support for Confederate Statue

Colonel Jacob A. Long, a Confederate veteran who founded the county’s branch of the Ku Klux Klan in 1868, spoke at the statue’s May 1914 dedication. He invoked white privilege in his remarks, saying it was important to remember the achievements “of our own race and blood.”

“The Alamance County statue appears to be fairly archetypal,” said Charles Irons, a history professor at Elon University. “To pretend that this monument erected by private, white-only dollars actually represented the sentiments of all citizens of the county is self evidently not true.”

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USA POLITICS: After Charlottesville, Boston Aims to Avert Violence at ‘Free Speech’ Rally

USA POLITICS: After Charlottesville, Boston Aims to Avert Violence at ‘Free Speech’ Rally

Hundreds of police officers will hit the streets of Boston on Saturday to deter violence at a “Free Speech” rally with right-wing speakers a week after a woman was killed at a Virginia white-supremacist protest. At least 500 police officers,

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USA POLITICS: Black Lives Matter, Ku Klux Klan Clash in Virginia

USA POLITICS: Black Lives Matter, Ku Klux Klan Clash in Virginia

“I just want to say that they [the Klan] represent the past, we represent the future,” Lacy MacAuley,

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USA POLITICS: New Orleans Removes Confederate Monument

USA POLITICS: New Orleans Removes Confederate Monument

“There’s a better way to use the property these monuments are on and a way that better reflects who we are,” New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said.

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USA: White Lives Matter Group Protests Outside NAACP

USA: White Lives Matter Group Protests Outside NAACP

“We came out here to protest against NAACP and their failure in speaking out against the atrocities that organizations like Black Lives Matter,” Ken Reed of White Lives Matter said.

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