Topic: Center for the Study of the American South
Voting is under way Tuesday in Charleston, S.C., where Mark Sanford (R) hopes to prevail over Elizabeth Colbert Busch (D) for a US House seat. The Republican is usually a shoo-in, but the former governor's 'Appalachian Trail' tale of infidelity raised doubts.
The Brad Paisley song 'Accidental Racist' is an attempt to reconcile Southern pride with past racism and slavery. Southern music has returned to the theme repeatedly over the years.
Clint McCance, a school board member in Arkansas, resigns after posting 'hateful' comments about gays on Facebook. But the episode speaks to a deeper clash over gay rights in the rural South.
10/29/2010 07:55 pm
A North Carolina man and the ACLU are suing Cary, N.C., after the town told him to remove a protest slogan he had painted on the side of his home. He says it's a free-speech issue, but the town argues he's breaking local zoning laws.
12/08/2009 12:00 am