MSNBC Guest: Charleston Shooting ‘Deeply Ingrained’ in U.S. History

‘Slavery and Jim Crow and lynching, those things happened under the American flag’

MSNBC Guest: Charleston Shooting ‘Deeply Ingrained’ in U.S. History (NewsBusters)

MSNBC anchor Alex Wagner brought on two guests, Thursday, to broaden the tragic shooting in South Carolina to include a uniquely American culture. Wagner mentioned the fact that the state still flies the Confederate flag and University of Connecticut professor Jelani Cobb retorted, "If we could isolate this to the Confederate flag, we would be in good condition."  He added, however, "Slavery and Jim Crow and lynching, those things happened under the American flag. You know, after the Confederacy had been vanquished or before the Confederacy had come into existence. So, this is something that is deeply ingrained in the country's national history." 

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