Down with the southern cross : Opinions on the confederate battle flag in South Carolina. / Huffmon, Scott H.; Knotts, H. Gibbs; Mckee, Seth C.In: Political Science Quarterly, Vol. 132, No. 4, 12.2017, p. 719-741.
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TY - JOUR
T1 - Down with the southern cross
T2 - Opinions on the confederate battle flag in South Carolina
AU - Huffmon, Scott H.
AU - Knotts, H. Gibbs
AU - Mckee, Seth C.
N1 - Funding Information: 88We would be remiss if we failed to mention a smaller but nonetheless significant postscript to our story. At the time of this writing, there was a Confederate flag controversy brewing on the Citadel campus in Charleston, South Carolina. A Confederate naval jack hangs in Summerall Chapel, and a campaign called “Take It Down Now” has gained momentum (see Jeff Hartsell, “Citadel ‘Take It Down Now’ Campaign Targets Medal of Honor Bowl over Confederate Flag,” Post and Courier, 9 March 2016). The school is in favor of removing the flag but is powerless to do so because under South Carolina’s Heritage Act, the legislature must vote to take it down (see Dave Munday and Diane Knich, “City Faces Continued Controversy over Confederate Naval Jack on Citadel Campus,” Post and Courier, 8 March 2016). In short, the Confederate flag controversy continues, and it probably will until all state-sanctioned displays (for example, Mississippi’s state flag) come to an end. *A previous version of our article was presented at the Citadel Symposium on Southern Politics in Charleston, South Carolina, 2016. We thank our discussants, John Clark and Joe Stewart, for their helpful comments. We also thank Allie Briggs, the Social and Behavioral Research Lab operations manager, and Winthrop University and the West Forum on Politics and Policy for their financial support.
PY - 2017/12
Y1 - 2017/12
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U2 - 10.1002/polq.12700
DO - 10.1002/polq.12700
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AN - SCOPUS:85039755888
VL - 132
SP - 719
EP - 741
JO - Political Science Quarterly
JF - Political Science Quarterly
SN - 0032-3195
IS - 4