The votes in South Carolina's presidential primaries are once again expected to fall along racial lines.
Why Oriel College Oxford was right not to agree to take down a statue of the British imperalist.
Symbols can unite and divide. How religion helped turn division over the Confederate flag into consensus.
The Confederate flag isn't the only one with a violent past.
What message will it send to remove symbols of an unsavory – but important – part of American history?
On July 6, the South Carolina Senate voted to remove the Confederate flag from the statehouse grounds. In the past white-on-black violence has led to real change - but under specific conditions.
President Obama's recent condemnation of the Confederate battleflag mirrors the current and rapidly-changing public mood on this artefact. But attitudes to the flag have deeper roots.
Public opinion on the flag may have shifted with lightning speed, but how did it hold on as long as it did? The answer has to do with how it served both Democratic and Republican parties alike.
Newsome's actions can be thought of as a significant piece of performance art.
Symbols matter – and there's no stronger symbol than a flag in a post-conflict society.
The South shall rise again – but not on Texas car bumpers. A look at the Supreme Court's nix on adding Confederate flags to Texas vanity license plates
What does it mean for any president, much less a black one, to use such a word?
Does the Confederate flag tell African American citizens that they are inferior? And if so, does that violate the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment?
Historically, Republican politicians have subtly – and not-so-subtly – exploited racial fears.