The Confederate Flag Will No Longer Fly above the Charleston State House

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The Confederate Flag Will No Longer Fly above the Charleston State House

The Confederate flag will no longer fly above the State House in Charleston, South Carolina. The South Carolina Senate voted overwhelmingly on Monday to remove the battle flag from the grounds of the State House, favoring the motion 37-to-3.

For more than five decades, the flag has flown as a symbol of the segregated South, white supremacy and racist oppression.

Last month, 21-year-old Dylann Roof used the flag to justify his brutal murder of 9 Black men and women at the Emanuel AME church. In the weeks since, protests have grown increasingly loud calling for the state to remove the flag, which poured salt on the community’s already deep wounds. The measure, sought by the state’s Republican governor, Nikki R. Haley, was voted upon during a dramatic roll call about 4 p.m. Monday, and will hopefully signal a shift in the state’s race politics.  Read more…

 

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