Delegates to the NAACP national convention will consider a resolution Tuesday urging Mississippi’s leaders to remove from public places the state flag with its Confederate emblem.

“We’re calling for it to come down,” said Hilary Shelton, the NAACP’s senior vice president for policy and advocacy in Washington. He said the NAACP understands the flag represents “Southern heritage” for some, but it has long been used as a symbol of hate by racist groups, sometimes in the commission of violent crimes against blacks.
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