Tuesday, August 11, 2015
This comes at a time when the Confederate battle flag has come under increasing scrutiny. In June, a white man killed nine African Americans at a church in Charleston, South Carolina. After his arrest, pictures emerged of him with Confederate flags. Demands to take down the flag everywhere soon came from across the country. This was a tall order, but down they came. Walmart and Amazon stopped selling items with the flag on them. Most remarkably, the South Carolina Legislature voted to remove the flag from its Confederate war memorial at the Capitol in Columbia.