What might introduce a mixture of confusion and contradiction, proud Virginia “flagger” Karen Cooper waves the Confederate battle flag.
In an interview for an ongoing documentary entitled “Battle Flag,” which explores the meaning of the flag 150 years after the Civil War, Cooper says the battle flag isn’t about race, it’s about freedom.
The interview has since gone viral due to the debate over the Confederate battle flag in the aftermath of a deadly, racially charged shooting at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina. The suspected shooter was a vocal white supremacist and in several documented instances pledged allegiance to the Confederate battle flag.
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