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    13 Jul '15 11:131 edit
    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/07/12/another-symbol-you-see-every-day-also-has-racial-past/

    What do the New Orlean’s flag, women’s fraternity Kappa Kappa Gamma and the New Orleans Saints have in common? They all are represented by a symbol that could be considered racist — the fleur de lis.

    According to a slave historian who spoke to WWL-TV in Louisiana, the popular symbol was once used to mark slaves, in particular those who attempted to run away.
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    13 Jul '15 11:20
    Does any of this really help end bigotry?

    Can we legislate bigotry away?
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    13 Jul '15 11:223 edits
    http://www.theamericanmirror.com/offended-flea-market-shopper-calls-911-over-confederate-merchandise/

    A shopper perusing the merchandise at the Redwood Country Flea Market was so offended by a vendor selling Confederate and Nazi historical memorabilia, the person actually called 911.

    Wallingford, Connecticut police were dispatched to the flea market to investigate.

    The police chief William Wright tells News 8 “the reason no one was arrested was because the items were being sold on private property” — not to mention no laws were broken.

    LOL

    Would throwing all these people in jail help end bigotry?
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    14 Jul '15 06:56
    Originally posted by whodey
    Does any of this really help end bigotry?

    Can we legislate bigotry away?
    No.
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