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Ohio teen won’t give up wearing Confederate flag belt buckle to school despite fights and suspension

A southwest Ohio teenager could be disciplined if he doesn’t stop wearing his Confederate flag belt buckle to school. Cody Long said he started wearing the belt to Mason High School after the friend who’d given it to him died. Other students noticed the large buckle, and some were upset…

Arizona teen says flying Confederate flag on his pickup led to hate crime at school

An Arizona teenager says a classmate may have targeted him in a hate crime and his school has violated his free speech rights over his display of a Confederate flag. Jacob Green, a junior at Millennium High School in Goodyear, Arizona, said he’d been driving a pickup for six months…

New York college student says order to remove Confederate flag from dorm window violated his civil rights

An upstate New York college student says his rights have been violated after university officials ordered him to take down a Confederate flag from his dorm room window. Matthew Papay says two University of Rochester deans misrepresented the reasons he removed the flag, which is seen by many as a…

Gingrich was taking your Harley out for a weekend, nothing more

Every year in June in Austin, a sea of bikers converges on the city for the weekend, parking their expensive Harleys and chopped-up cruising motorcycles 5 deep on each side of 6th St. They prance around wearing leather jackets, bandanas, and various combinations of the U.S. flag and the Confederate…

The Confederate flag and the war on Christmas

Digby had a couple of interesting posts up over the weekend about the ugly, racist reaction to Obama’s win. The first was a piece about a couple in Arkansas that owns a hotel and has run up the Confederate flag where they used to have the American flag to protest…

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