This video is worth watching in its entirety. It features a young African American female rap artist, who goes by the name Genesis B. She is originally from Biloxi, Mississippi, but now lives and performs in New York City. After protesting Mississippi’s refusal to change its state flag Be flew back to Mississippi to explore the flag’s legacy and its impact on her community. At the end is a wonderful conversation between Be and a childhood friend, who is descended from Confederate soldiers and a supporter of the flag.
It’s a wonderful example of the kinds of conversations that we should and can have about this subject.