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Last night a Florida school board voted 5-2 along racial lines to keep the name of Nathan Bedford Forrest High School, named for a Confederate general and Ku Klux Klan leader. Brenda Priestly Jackson, one of the two board members who voted for the change, said Forrest was "a terrorist and a racist." (He was also a…

4 Little Girls

Yesterday marked the 45th anniversary of the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. Four little girls were killed; white supremacists were responsible. Christopher McNair, who lost his 11-year-old daughter in the blast, spoke with NPR yesterday. "I didn't even cry for 3 or 4 months…

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