NAACP vs NCAA: Confederate Battle Flag Edition

In 2001, the NCAA took a very proactive stance against states that prominently displayed the Confederate Battle Flag. The organization imposed a ban on those states from hosting any pre-determined sporting events during the playoff season. For the past thirteen years, Mississippi and South Carolina have not been allowed to host any bowl or playoffContinue reading “NAACP vs NCAA: Confederate Battle Flag Edition”

Can the South Remain Standing?

The South won’t have to rise again…just remain standing, while the rest of America falls. This quote has appeared time and time again on numerous Facebook pages and blogs of “True Southrons.” It appeared most┬árecently at the echo chamber of fiction southern romance novel writer, Connie Chastain. Usually I just scoff at such statements, theyContinue reading “Can the South Remain Standing?”

Reflections on MLK Day

I am going to keep this reflection short and [sour]. Yesterday was Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Many of my students recognize it as a “holiday.” One of many that gets them out of the classroom. For many of the teachers, it is more of the same. MLK Day is a bit of a reprieveContinue reading “Reflections on MLK Day”