South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley Calls for Removal of Confederate Flag From State Capitol in South Carolina


South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley calls for the removal of Confederate flag from the State Capitol.

Following the shooting of 9 black church goers at the historic Emanuel American Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC, there has come the  call to take the Confederate, Stars and Bars, flag from the South Carolina State Capitol in Columbia. Yesterday, Nikki Haley calls for removal of Confederate flag. Authorities stated that the shooting was a hate crime, and a white supremacist website that may be linked to the shooter, Dylann Roof, has images that apparently show him holding the Confederate battle flag.


South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley called for the removal of the Confederate flag from the grounds of the state Capitol Monday, less than a week after a 21-year-old white man gunned down nine people at a historic African American church.

Support for the flag to come down from leaders around the state and around the country has been steadily growing in the wake of the devastating attack.

“Today, we are here in a moment of unity in our state, without ill will, to say it is time to move the flag from the Capitol grounds,” Haley said during a news conference attended by Republican senators Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott, along with other state leaders.

I can understand the reason for the removal of the flag that divides individuals; however, if anyone thinks that this is the solution to stop racism, you are sorely mistaken. Love and Kindness ends racism, not the removal of a flag. If anything, the removal of the flag will probably fan the flames of the misguided and vile white supremacists. It is kind of playing into this hands and their mantra. However, the love, kindness and forgiveness shown by the families of the shooting victims in Charleston, SC will go farther to help get rid of racism and change hearts than any removal of a flag.

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  • Comments

    5 Responses to “South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley Calls for Removal of Confederate Flag From State Capitol in South Carolina”

    1. Tamikosmom on June 23rd, 2015 3:40 pm

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    4. A Texas Grandfather on June 23rd, 2015 8:06 pm

      The flag flying at the cemetery is the battle flag of the Army of Northern Virginia. It represents a symbol of all those buried there. Those that want to make it an issue have an evil agenda to remove history from the country.

      Nickie Haley is a second generation of immigrant parents and first generation natural citizen of the United States. She does not understand the reason for the flag and IMO has fallen into the trap of all those who disrespect this country.

      Because the perp who murdered the nine GOD loving black citizens in a church was whacked out on dangerous drugs that affected his behavior and the flag was something he used incorrectly as a symbol in his insanity, some people want it removed. The flag has nothing to do with the crime.

      It is love and respect for one another that makes society good. People whacked out drugs do not make reasonable choices and do not understand the necessity of truth, beauty and goodness to build a civil society.

    5. caesu on June 25th, 2015 5:21 pm

      emancipation proclamation didn’t end racism.
      civil rights acts didn’t end racism.
      of course removal of this racist flag won’t end racism.

      but it is a move in the right direction.
      long overdue.

      remember the confederate battle flag was only in 1961 put up on the state house grounds of columbia sc, to counter the civil rights movement at that time. this flag clearly has a racist meaning.

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