There has been a victory over the Confederate flag that flies on the grounds of the South Carolina Statehouse. The South Carolina legislature has voted to remove the flag and place it in the Statehouse museum. The move comes after a national outcry over the Confederate flag as a symbol of racial hatred.
The Confederate flag was placed on the grounds of the SC Statehouse in 1961 as a commemoration of the Civil War and as a protest against the Civil Rights movement. South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley stated, “It is a new day in South Carolina, a day we can all be proud of, a day that truly brings us all together as we continue to heal…”
Racist killer Dylann Roof had posted numerous pictures of himself holding the Confederate flag and weapons as a symbol of his racist hate. However, there have been many supporters of the Confederate flag who believe the flag is a symbol of their southern heritage, including many SC lawmakers.
Gov. Haley will sign the measure into law today and it must come down within 24 hours.