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Source: New York Times

A Racist World, Described by Those Who Knew It

Today 08:06 GMT

Doing the best we can requires looking back, but, as Warren noted, we’ll all be judged not by the past but what we make of it in disheartening moments — moments like our own.

Two decades later, in the 1960s, Gov. George Corley Wallace Jr. of Alabama was one of the most effective practitioners of the politics of division Wright had described in the 1940s. After rising to fame by trying to prevent the integration of the University of Alabama, Wallace ran for president in 1964 and again in 1968 (he was shot during a third bid in 1972) and found receptive audiences among alienated working-class whites far beyond the South.

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Source: NBC News

Alabama high school petition compares pride flag to Confederate flag

Today 08:06 GMT

An anonymous group of students and parents in Auburn, Ala., have signed a petition to have a rainbow pride flag removed from a high school classroom.

The Change.org petition claims the flag is insensitive to students who do not support LGBTQ rights and compares it to the Confederate flag. "We strongly feel that it creates a hostile and provocative learning environment for students not comfortable to openly supporting the LGBTQ+ community in a public school where students come from diverse political and religious backgrounds," the petition states.

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Source: New York Times

67 Former State Attorneys General Have a Message: Condemn Hate Bluntly

Today 00:38 GMT

With white supremacists emboldened and a national spotlight shining on bigotry and hate, 67 former state attorneys general are calling on Americans and their leaders to condemn hatred unequivocally.

Which was released Monday and is conspicuously addressed not to President Trump or any other official, but rather to the broad, unnamed public — begins, “There are times in the life of a nation, or a president, or a state attorney general, when one is called upon to respond directly to the voice of hate.” Mr. Baxley’s example, it continues, without directly quoting it, should serve as inspiration for “all who seek to equivocate in times of moral crisis.”

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Source: Common Domain

10 most expensive college football games to attend this year

Tuesday 08:05 GMT

The college football season hasn’t even kicked off yet and ticket prices for the best games are already beating those of the National Football League.

We dove into TicketIQ’s data and found 10 games on this year’s college football schedule that are in greater demand than any others.

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