Nikki Haley's recent tweet suggested that, as president, George Washington helped establish the Constitution (which of course created the office).
Historian and Washington biographer Alexis Coe takes apart Nikki Haley's faulty references to George Washington's role in the founding.
SOURCE: Washington Post
by Adam H. Domby
On Friday, Haley declared the Confederate flag was “hijacked” by the racism of a single white supremacist terrorist in 2015, and that before then, “people saw it as service, sacrifice and heritage.”
SOURCE: NY Times
She told the conservative radio host Glenn Beck that the Confederate flag symbolized “service, sacrifice and heritage” for some people in her state until Dylann S. Roof “hijacked” it.
So says Nikki Haley, governor of South Carolina.
SOURCE: San Francisco Chronicle
by Jonathan Zimmerman
In the wake of the Charleston murders, the campaign against the Confederate flag has morphed into attacks on other historical vestiges of the Confederacy itself. And anyone who cares about history should be alarmed by that.
SOURCE: The Nation
South Carolina’s warped public display of its white-supremacist history confronts South Carolinians, white and black, with a stark message about who rules the state.
by Eric Foner
The burgeoning movement to take down the Confederate flag in South Carolina and other states is an important first step. Even after it is gone, however, the public display of history in South Carolina will remain biased and one-dimensional.
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