Debate over Confederate Flag in South Carolina is Over

“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.

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