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Rick Perry Condemns Confederate License Plates

'We don't need to be scraping old wounds,' he says

(Newser) - Rick Perry doesn't want to see the Confederate flag on Texas license plates, publicly declaring his position on the issue for the first time. The governor told an interviewer that granting the Sons of Confederate Veterans' request would be "scraping old wounds," the Wall Street Journal reports.... More »

Perry's Next Racial Issue: Confederate Flag?

He could face fresh criticism over pending license plate decision

(Newser) - Rick Perry, currently facing criticism over the racist name of his family camp , might have a new problem: The AP points out that he has defended the presence of the Confederate flag in his state, and an upcoming decision on a flag-adorned license plate could thrust his stance on the... More »

Virginia City Limits Confederate Flag-Flying

Stars and bars barred from downtown light poles in Lexington

(Newser) - The Virginia city where Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson are buried has approved a proposal to limit the flying of Confederate flags. Lexington's city council voted 4-1 in favor of allowing only the Virginia, US, and city flags to be flown from light poles on a bridge and... More »

Confederate Group Wants Flag on 3 More States' Plates

Opponents say states shouldn't support offensive statements

(Newser) - With an eye to the American Civil War’s sesquicentennial, a Confederate organization wants the Confederate flag to adorn license plates in Texas, Florida, and Kentucky—and critics aren’t happy about it. Sons of Confederate Veterans has already adorned plates in nine states with the flag; the group says... More »

Haley Barbour Won't Denounce KKK Plates

'I don't go around denouncing people'

(Newser) - Haley Barbour doesn’t think Mississippi’s legislature will approve the Sons of Confederate Veterans’ proposed license plate honoring Ku Klux Klan leader Nathan Bedford Forrest—but he’s not going denounce the proposal. The state’s NAACP has called on Barbour to do so, the AP reports, but when... More »

Mississippi Considers Plate Honoring ... KKK Leader

Sons of Confederate Veterans want to honor general-turned Klan leader

(Newser) - The Sons of Confederate Veterans have rustled up some controversy in Mississippi, by proposing a specialty license plate honoring Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, one of the earliest Grand Wizards of the Ku Klux Klan. The group wants the state to issue a series of plates commemorating the 150th anniversary... More »

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