Code Switch on Flags

The Code Switch project at National Public Radio covers race, ethnicity, and culture in the US. Today, in honor of Flag Day in the US, they published two flag-related podcasts. (Well, published one and re-published another.) Here they are, for your vexillological listening pleasure.

Demonstrators hold up a Pan-African flag to protest the killing of teenager Michael Brown on Aug. 12, 2014 in Ferguson, Mo. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

On Flag Day, Remembering The Red, Black And Green

June 14, 2017 • The Pan-African flag, designed by Marcus Garvey in 1920, was intended as an expression of black liberation. It’s still used around the world.

At a recent anti-Donald Trump protest in Anaheim, California, this couple said they saved the U.S. flag from a Trump supporter who was trying to get Latinos to trample it. Nervous about giving their full names, he said his was Anthony, and she said she was going by “America.” Photo: Adrian Florido/NPR

You’re A Grand Old Flag

July 6, 2016 • Why do some people of color embrace the American flag while others refuse to wave it? In this episode from the Code Switch archives, Gene Demby and Adrian Florido unpack the complicated patriotism and evolving use of the flag with immigrant rights protesters and Native American veterans.

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