The Charleston church shooting and the recent focus on the Confederate flag have reignited age-old debates about racism in the U.S. We wanted to explore the stereotype that the South is more racist than the North. So we hit the road in South Carolina and asked. AJ+’s Dena Takruri reports.
We asked people in South Carolina what the Confederate flag means to them. Some say it’s about southern history and heritage, while others believe it’s about slavery and racism. The debate is strong in light of calls from South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley and Republican Presidential candidate Lindsey Graham calling for the removal of the flag in the wake of the shootings at a historically black church that left nine people dead.