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NPR's Kathy Lohr reports form Atlanta that instead of promoting racial healing, as Georgia's new Republican governor Sonny Perdue had hoped, plans to allow for residents to vote on a new state flag seem to be having the opposite effect. Black state legislators tried a filibuster to block the move. A white state senator called the governor a "racist." At the heart of the debate is the old state flag which features the Confederate battle flag that is dear to the hearts of Southern heritage supporters, but repugnant to the majority of the state's African-American residents.