SOUTH CAROLINA (NEWSWATCH33) – The Confederate flag, once used by Southerners in their quest to separate from the United States, has been taken down from the South Carolina Statehouse. The flag has been the focus of racism, separating many in the South, following the Charleston Church Shooting.
Emotions are high on both sides regarding the removal of the Confederate flag. Lawmakers and citizens alike are debating the future of the Confederate flag. While some believe the flag symbolizes racism, others view the flag as a symbol of pride for what their ancestors fought for. Despite what both sides debate, one thing is clear, the Confederate flag is has been removed by law.
According to reports, white supremacist in South Carolina are not happy with the decision. Since the tragic incident in Charleston resulting in the deaths of 9 at Emanuel AME Church, 9 African-American churches have been “mysteriously” burned. Tension is building regarding the racism behind the Confederate flag. South Carolina resident, Calvin Banks, has reported that alleged talk is festering in his state regarding possible retaliation towards African-Americans due to the Confederate flag being officially removed.
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