Redefining Southern pride


In a city where over 60 percent of the city’s residents are African American, it shouldn’t be surprising that New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is ready to talk about race. In a honest and open interview with Salon, the mayor reflects on how the question of whether or not to remove Confederate monuments from the city forced him to meditate deeply on racial discord and Southern history. Watch the interview above to learn how Landrieu drew a line between remembering history and revering history. And check out the full interview for more on Landrieu's legacy as he prepares to leave office after two terms.

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