“We are symbols and inhabit symbols.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
It appears that the Confederate flag will not rise again at least not above government buildings in South Carolina. In a final vote of 94 to 20, the State House of Representatives decided to remove the flag. Recently associated with Dylann Roof, a 21 year old professed murderer of nine members of Emanuel AME Church, the Confederate flag gives mixed feelings, specifically between African and European American southerners. For the former, it is a symbol of hatred and terrorism; while for the latter, the flag a is a symbol of their history and heritage however dark and disappointing. In South Carolina and many other states, it is a history that will be observed in a museum and not in the friendly American skies.