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South Carolina Takes Down Confederate Flag from State House

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The Confederate Flag on South Carolina’s State House grounds was removed on Friday.

It is an important event, as the flag is a powerful symbol of slavery and the Old South that has roiled emotions in South Carolina for decades, USA Today reports.

The decision to take down the flag is also symbolic, as it is being done in the aftermath of the tragic incident in which a White male gunned down 9 people who were at a prayer service at at a historic African American church in downtown Charleston, South Carolina.

 The flag will now be moved into the Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum.

Photo Credit: USA Today

9 Comments

  1. Ogamazi

    July 10, 2015 at 5:20 pm

    Americans with symbolic events. The country I loved but for this gay marriage something…

  2. Sunshine

    July 10, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    I applaud the symbolism, but America is still a racist country. The more you look the less you see.

    • A

      July 10, 2015 at 6:22 pm

      It is the least racist country in the West!

    • james

      July 10, 2015 at 7:43 pm

      lol…..that one na big lie

  3. oy

    July 10, 2015 at 6:08 pm

    hmmmmmmmmm. na wa o. thinz r happening in the world sha

  4. SA girl

    July 10, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    That only took them 150 years, there is a lot of work to do for the privileged (white people) in terms of recognizing that they benefit from the institutionalized and structural racism that negatively impact the lives of people of color.

  5. EllesarisEllendil

    July 10, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    “the flag is a powerful symbol of slavery ”

    The most powerful symbol of slavery is the flag is the flag of a defeated army of defeated rebels. LOL They should replace it with a white flag(signifying surrender for the people that don’t know).

  6. frank

    July 11, 2015 at 3:58 am

    Like it’s going to change anything.

  7. Emmrys Omzy

    July 11, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    It was really long overdue. Having to face an emblem that reminds you of despicable and loathsome life for good 54 years is horrific and torturing. Down you go damned flag!

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