Germany Has Lessons for the South

The recent public debate in the United States over displaying the Confederate flag in the South, particularly in government buildings and at public memorials, is an echo of the racism and discrimination that casts a shadow over much of the South. Anand Giridharadas proposes that modern Germany’s public demonstration of collective responsibility to completely oppose its Nazi-era ideologies could serve as an example for the South to face its past of discrimination, segregation, and racism.

The original article appeared in The New York Times on July 7, 2015. Click here to read the article.

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