The shooting death of nine people at Emanuel AME church in Charleston, South Carolina, has raised a nationwide discussion about the Confederate battle flag. The flag is prominently displayed in many parts of the American South, including the South Carolina Statehouse. Many people are calling for its removal, but some say its cultural touchstone, that should remain.
Rhode Island Public Radio’s Scott MacKay got some insight from Brown Professor Matthew Guterl who specializes in race after the civil war.
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