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Shifting Cultural Norms, From "Duck Dynasty" To "Happy Holidays"

The star of the reality TV show "Duck Dynasty" makes anti-gay comments off the air and is suspended, then returned to his show. A Fox News host declares victory in his fight against the "War on Christmas." And Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder insists he won't change his team's name. Diversity consultant Howard Ross joins Kojo to explore how each of these proclamations reflects shifting cultural values and the public's reaction to them.

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