It's part of a long interview with him and author Jacquelyn Woodson.
Carter talks about his own segregationist father, and how segregation was a tool, among others, to keep people in "ugly boxes."
JC: Also the South Carolina legislators are not voting to take down the flag because they’ve changed their mind about it. They’re voting for it because South Carolina and Charleston are going to suffer severely, economically, if they don’t make the change.
JC: You’re assuming that a white person who believes in the Confederate flag is listening to his black neighbor who doesn’t like it. There’s very little communication on a sensitive subject like that.