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A closer look at Southern identity

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Taking down a Confederate flag
State workers took down a Confederate national flag on the grounds of the state Capitol, Wednesday, June 24, 2015, in Montgomery. Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley orders Confederate flags taken down from state Capitol.
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Recent debates about the Confederate flag raised issues for many southerners about what it means to be from the south. 

MPR News' Kerri Miller and guests examine what it southern identity means today and how has it changed.  The discussion will examine how it is different for white southerners vs. African-American southerners, both today and historically,and what northerners do not understand about the south.