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The Conversation About Confederate Symbols We're Not Having

Confederate flag for the Second Louisiana Cavalry.
Confederate flag for the Second Louisiana Cavalry.

Confederate flag for the Second Louisiana Cavalry.
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Confederate flag for the Second Louisiana Cavalry.

The confederate battle flag is coming down from the South Carolina statehouse. And New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has asked the city council to consider removing four monuments commemorating confederate leaders and battles from public spaces in that city.

Controversy bubbled up across the country after a mass shooting at a black church in Charleston last month. The suspected shooter had posted pictures of himself holding a confederate flag.

But, Maxine Crump, director of Dialogue on Race Louisiana, says most of the people around her aren't talking about it.

Editor's Note: The audio for this story has been updated to clarify what happened with cake orders made at a Walmart in Slidell.

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