The Politics of the Confederate Flag

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The killing of nine African-Americans at the Emanuel AME Church last week has launched another discussion about race and racism in America. It also initiated another round of questions about the symbolism of the confederate flag. Republican presidential contenders were asked over the weekend if the flag should be removed from its place on the grounds of the South Carolina state capitol, and they mostly dodged the question. Why is talking about the confederate flag so politically sticky?

Credits

Guest:
Josh Kraushaar - Political Editor for National Journal - @HotlineJosh

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Matt Holzman, Anna Scott, Jolie Myers, Christian Bordal, Ryan Kailath