A young man in Charleston, South Carolina, wraps himself in a Confederate battle flag and talks about how America is being destroyed by Jews, Catholics, blacks and Hispanics. And then he adds that he needs to do something about it. Where did he learn the language of hatred? Was it from sitting at the dinner table with his family? Was it from associating with groups that talk and preach hate? Have you often wondered how much damage we do to one another — including our children — by the way we talk about others when we share our personal thoughts? For some the Confederate battle flag is a symbol of their history and heritage, a reminder of their desire to protect states' rights. For others it is a symbol of “slavery” and “racism.” The Confederacy fought to protect the right of a state to buy and sell human beings like animals who were believed to be only three-fifths of a person.