Race Issues
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Mississippi removes Confederate symbol from state flag

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/29/20, 03:54 am

State lawmakers from both sides of the aisle hugged one another and spectators cheered on Sunday after the House and Senate voted to replace the last U.S. state flag that displayed the Confederate battle emblem. The design adopted by white supremacist legislators more than a century ago came under criticism amid the recent protests against racial injustice. Gov. Tate Reeves, a Republican, said the flag will lose its official status once he signs the bill into law this week.

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Black lives matter: The slogan vs. the organization

Race Issues | The group’s beliefs work against the goal of protecting black lives
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 6/26/20, 03:49 pm

Black lives matter, but on several grounds Christians should not support the organization known as Black Lives Matter (BLM). Here’s one of them: BLM declares on its website, “We foster a queer‐affirming network. When we gather, we do so with the intention of freeing ourselves from the tight grip of heteronormative thinking.”

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City, state officials put spotlight on policing cases

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 6/25/20, 03:10 pm

A police chief in Arizona resigned, a New York City officer faces charges, and a 2019 case out of Colorado received new scrutiny. Local police departments and governments this week responded to accusations of police brutality with renewed transparency.

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