Another victory for progress!
The University of Texas in Austin removed a statue of Jefferson Davis, the former president of the Confederacy during the American Civil War.
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In a statement made in a letter to students and faculty, UT president Greg Fenves said:
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This is so crazy!
George Zimmerman, best known for killing Trayvon Martin but also for being arrested in a violent domestic dispute, being involved in a road rage incident, threatening his father in law with a gun, and aiming a shotgun at his girlfriend is making headlines again — and again, it's for all the wrong reasons!
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Zimmerman is selling paintings of the Confederate flag (because of course he is, right?!) and teaming up with a man named Andy Hallinan and his company Florida Gun Supply.
Zimmerman is selling Confederate flag prints like the one pictured (above) to help pay for Hallinan's legal defense fund, after the gun store owner
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Now here's a voice of reason!
Music legend Tom Petty regrets using the Confederate flag at concerts and performances in his past, apologizing for doing so in a new and very honest article, out today.
With the Confederate flag coming down in South Carolina, it's a hot topic of conversation around the country, and the public — and celebrities — have been weighing in on it all week.
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Petty writes in Rolling Stone about his concern over the meaning behind the flag:
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That Calvin Klein "dress" that was made famous by Alicia Silverstone's character Cher Horowitz in the hit movie Clueless is seeing a second life thanks to Confederacy co-owner Ilaria Urbinati.
The clothing retailer apparently "geeked out" after meeting CK's creative director Francisco Costa. Ilaria explains:
"I went into a spazzy explanation of how my formative-years love of Calvin was partly based on the little white Calvin mini dress Alicia Silverstone wears in Clueless. I re-enacted the entire scene for him (you know, 'Cher, what are you wearing?' 'A dress!' 'Says who?' 'Calvin Klein!' 'Well, go put something over it!' 'Duh, I was just going to!' and then she comes out with the clear trench). So of course I said, Francisco, you need to remake that dress."
And he did!
The mini is now being sold in both white and red at Confederacy stores for a little less than $1,000.
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