In the wake of the horrific, racist murders of nine innocent black South Carolinians, the US flag was lowered to half mast across the state. Likewise, for the official state flag.
The one flag that was not ordered lowered in South Carolina: the Confederate flag that is still flown on the state capitol grounds.
For millions of Americans, the Confederate flag is a painful, lingering testament to the country’s racist, violent past. For the racist extremists of today — violent terrorists like the Charleston church killer — the flag remains a powerful symbol of white supremacy.
It's time for South Carolina to stop celebrating the systemic oppression of and racist violence against black Americans. The good news is that Governor Haley has just announced her support for taking it down - but while the tide is turning, it's the legislature that will have to act.
Sign the petition today to tell the South Carolina General Assembly to permanently remove the Confederate flag from state grounds!
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