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Art Fart: On the Confederate flags of the Dundalk Heritage Fair

Art Fart: On the Confederate flags of the Dundalk Heritage Fair

This morning, the Confederate flag was removed from the state Capitol grounds of South Carolina, a day after Gov. Nikki Haley signed a bill calling for its removal, with passionate support from both Democrats and Republicans. This comes almost two weeks after artist and activist Bree Newsome scaled the 30-foot flagpole outside the South Carolina State House, removed the flag, and was promptly arrested along with fellow activist James Tyson and charged with defacing state property. The flag was remounted shortly after Newsome's badass performance, though not for long. The act was exalted as a powerful work of art, as well as a political statement. Later in the week, back in Maryland,...

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