The Confederate flag made it deeper into Washington this week than during the US Civil War, historians say

The Confederate flag made it deeper into Washington this week than during the US Civil War, historians say

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Even in the Civil War, the Confederate flag never really got close to the US Capitol, historians say. But this week, more than 150 years later, the sight of a man casually carrying one outside the Senate floor was a piercing reminder to some of the persistence of white supremacism.

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