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PHIL HARDWICK — Reflections on flag vote

If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading. Lao Tzu The story of how Mississippi came to change the state flag is a classic case of paradigm shift. In his book, “Paradigms: The Business of Discovering the Future,” Joel Barker defines a paradigm as, “a framework of rules within which problems are solved.” It ...

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Intense state lobbying efforts convince legislators to change the Mississippi flag

By BECKY GILLETTE In the middle of a coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic that has hit Mississippi particularly hard, the Mississippi Legislature took up one of the most divisive issues in the state’s history. Just a week before an historic vote on Sunday, June 28, to remove the Mississippi state flag—the last state flag in the U.S. that included the ...

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Bipartisan group of lawmakers, with Speaker Gunn’s blessing, pushes to change Mississippi state flag

By ADAM GANUCHEAU / Mississippi Today A bipartisan group of Mississippi lawmakers, with the blessing of Speaker of the House Philip Gunn, began whipping votes and drafting a resolution on Monday to change the state flag, which was adopted in 1894 and is the last in the nation containing the Confederate battle emblem. The conversation behind closed doors this week ...

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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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