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MATTHEW McLAUGHLIN — The time is now when it comes to Mississippi’s state flag

Symbols are extremely important in our culture and society as they serve as a connection to something greater than our immediate daily lives.  Symbols can represent a collective ideology or a set of norms that guide a community of people, a state or a nation.  Symbols are powerful and can elicit intense positive and negative emotions. Symbols can serve as ...

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BOBBY HARRISON: Many factors in play with politics of the state flag

In 2001, supporters of those wanting to change the controversial state flag, led by the Mississippi Economic Council, tried to have an election without telling anyone. They did not get the desired result. In that April statewide vote, 494,323 (64.4 percent) voted to keep the current state flag, which has the Confederate battle emblem as a significant portion of its ...

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