S.C. protesters want Confederate flag removed

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COLUMBIA, S.C. – Hundreds of protesters gathered in South Carolina’s state capitol of Columbia, calling on the state to remove the confederate flag from its state house grounds.

With chants of “take it down”, protesters said the confederate flag was a symbol that widened racial divisions and didn’t belong there.

Mitt Romney joined the debate online.  He tweeted that the flag should be taken down.  President Obama replied, “Good point, Mitt.”

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  • elmerpgantry

    I find it quite anomalous that South Carolina continues to officially fly the flag of the Confederacy – a symbol so repugnant to blacks – when at its two most prominent universities: USC and Clemson, their football and basketball teams are comprised predominantly of black players cheered on by predominantly white dance squads and cheerleaders. Do any of the many white conservative Republican fans at these schools see any contradiction here?

  • Joymar

    I honestly don’t believe the confederate flag represents racism. It represents an important era in the formation of the United States. Yes, racism was a part of that era, but there were so many other things involved. Unfortunately, we are beginning to surrender our history to the cries of racism. We never should forget where we came from.

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