Legacy of racism touches election, everyday life in US South

Charleston (United States) (AFP) – On one side, a General Robert E Lee look-alike waves a large Confederate flag, facing off against counter-protesters on the other bearing placards that say “Racism kills” and “KKK Go Away.”As the United States heads into an election after a summer of protests over racial injustice, a reminder of the era when slavery tore the nation apart can be seen playing out on the streets of the picturesque city of Charleston every week.America’s reckoning with racism and discrimination has impacted the turbulent presidential campaign, as a galvanized Black Lives Matter m…

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