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Commentary: Stars, bars and silliness

By Abdul Hakim-Shabazz IndyPolitics.org For reasons that should seem pretty obvious, I have never been a big fan of the Confederate flag. And after last month’s massacre in Charleston, SC, I am even less of fan. Now before we go any further, let me make it clear: I do not think the Confederate flag should […]

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Indiana Black Legislative Caucus calls for people to “come together in peace”

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Sen. Lonnie Randolph, D-East Chicago, issued a statement about the recent shooting in Charleston, South Carolina on behalf of the Indiana Black Legislative Caucus. The shooting late Wednesday evening claimed the lives of nine people partaking in a bible study at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. “We find […]

Commentary: The education of a racist

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Commentary: The education of a racist

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Scott Shepherd tells me the story of how he became a racist – and then how he stopped being one. At one time, he was a serious, determined and dangerous racist. He was a high-ranking official in the Ku Klux Klan and he ran for public office in Tennessee […]