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Confederate History / Virginia Controversy / A Discussion #962743

CNN Evening News for Monday, Apr 12, 2010
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The controversy ignited by Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell's decision to name April Confederate History month introduced. [On "State of the Union," Mississippi Governor Haley BARBOUR - says Mississippi has not been criticized for doing something similar.] [Last week on AC360, CNN's Roland MARTIN, Sons of Conferate Veterans Brag BOWLING - offer differing opinions on McDonnell not mentioning slavery in his Confederate proclamation & on why Virginia seceded from the union.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with historian Douglas Brinkley & CNN's Joe Johns about Civil War politics. [BRINKLEY - says this is a divisive strategy & "stunt" by Southern Republicans; comments on the neo-Confederate groups with the Confederate flag also a symbol of racism & white supremacy.] [JOHNS - says McDonnell made a political calculation that opened a can of worms about slavery & the war: that it is racial politics in the South.]

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