Symbols Of The Confederacy: Important Relics Of History Or Outdated Monuments Of Hate

Lee Jackson Statue in BaltimoreJune 24, 2015 – Segment 2

As the Confederate flag is still flying on the South Carolina Capitol grounds, we have a discussion about the symbolism and meaning of flying that flag, as well as monuments to the Confederacy in Baltimore and beyond.

We are joined by Zoe Carpenter, The Nation‘s Assistant Washington Editor, who wrote a blog post “A History of Hate Rock From Johnny Rebel to Dylann Roof“; Yoni Appelbaum, a senior editor at The Atlantic, where he oversees the Politics section and wrote article titled “Why Is The Flag Still There“; Chris Roberts, advocate and a doctoral student and instructor in the African American Studies Department at Temple University; Dr. Tara Bynum, assistant professor of English at Towson University; and Evan Serpick, Editor of the City Paper, wrote the article “Stop Honoring White Supremacy” and started an online petition to change the name of Robert E. Lee Park.