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UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 7, 2017, 8:34 p.m.

White supremacists carrying torches return to Confederate statue in Charlottesville

Richard Spencer, who in August led white nationalists and white supremacists in a torchlight march across the University of Virginia campus that touched off a weekend of deadly clashes, returned …

Judge weighs fate of Confederate monument in Charlottesville

A judge in Virginia heard arguments but didn’t issue a final ruling Friday on whether a lawsuit over Charlottesville’s decision to remove the Confederate monument that helped spark a violent …

Stone Mountain another (huge) test for Confederate symbols

The huge raised-relief images show a Confederate trinity sitting astride their horses, high above the ground. Hats held across their chests, President Jefferson Davis and Gens. Robert E. Lee and …

Lawrence A. Kuznar: Detestable monuments should remain

When racists revere these monuments, those of us who oppose racism should double our efforts to use these monuments as tools for education.

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 3:13 p.m.

Charlottesville mayor calls for swift removal of Lee statue

The mayor of Charlottesville on Friday called for an emergency meeting of state lawmakers to confirm the city’s right to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, saying …

Cash family: Keep Johnny’s name away from ‘hateful ideology’

The children of Johnny Cash are asking white supremacists and other hate groups not to wear or use the country singer’s name or image.

Charlottesville shakes Trump presidency

The Republican Party is going to be allied with Trump on some things but not others. And right now, the president is somewhere I can’t go and where the Republican …

Creators of new HBO series address fears it glorifies racism

The series, “Confederate,” will take place in an alternate timeline where the southern states have successfully seceded from the Union and formed a nation in which legalized slavery has evolved …

Gen. Lee the last Confederate statue removed in New Orleans

They were among the city’s oldest landmarks, as cemented to the landscape of New Orleans as the Superdome and St. Louis Cathedral: a stone obelisk heralding white supremacy and three …

UPDATED: Fri., May 19, 2017, 8:20 p.m.

Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee comes down as New Orleans sidelines its Civil War past

The city of New Orleans is taking its final steps to separate itself from its Confederate past, removing a prominent statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee on Friday.

New Orleans takes down third Confederate-era monument

Workers in New Orleans took down a Confederate monument to Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard early Wednesday as onlookers watched from lawn chairs, while defiant statue supporters waved Confederate battle flags and …

UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017, 8:47 p.m.

Removal of Confederate icons stirs nuanced, varied reactions

The second second of four monuments to the Confederate era was taken down Thursday in New Orleans.

New Orleans removes white supremacist monument

A monument to a deadly white-supremacist uprising in 1874 was removed under cover of darkness by workers in masks and bulletproof vests Monday as New Orleans joined the movement to …

New Orleans can remove three Confederate monuments, court rules

A federal appeals court cleared the way Monday for the city of New Orleans to take down three Confederate-era monuments that have been a source of tension in the Southern …