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Americans Explain What The Confederate Flag Means To Them Personally

You might have heard that the Confederate flag is merely an acknowledgment of family and heritage, or of states rights. But these claims amount to a gross simplification of the horrors that were commited in the South during the era of human slavery.

Thanks to educational efforts, many people are aware of the flag's legacy and what it means for the descendants of the formerly enslaved population.

But there are still others who fly it and defend it. The flag was prominently displayed a year ago, during the storming of the United States Capitol amid a nationwide discussion about racial justice and reconciliation.

Naturally, the flag inspires many opinions.

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