|Black activists light up the Confederate flag. This will rile up extremists.|
The South Carolina governor Nikki Haley is a prominent Republican lawmaker. She is one of the youngest and most attractive women to hold office. A woman of great prominence is dealing with a controversy.
In the wake of a mass shooting at a historically Black church in Charleston, Haley must decide on taking measures to ensure her residents that she's got everything under control.
|Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) and Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) are the only two Black lawmakers representing South Carolina.|
As you know many White southerners fly the Confederate flag as a homage to those who fought in the Civil War. They may think of it as heritage, I look at the flag as a disgrace to America. Why on earth would anyone fly the flag of the losing team?
In downtown Charleston, protesters deface statues dedicated to the Confederate soldiers.
The Charleston Post and Courier reports police dispatchers were tipped off to the vandalism around late this afternoon.
Another message, “This is the problem #racist,” also was spray-painted on “To the Confederate Defenders of Charleston — Fort Sumter.”
The damage was reported to police dispatchers just after 12:30 p.m. The statue was covered up by residents who wrapped a large tarp around it about 1:30 p.m.
Two signs were placed on the tarp after the graffiti was covered up. One said, “All lives matter #charlestonunited,” and the other said, “Take down racist statues.”
The incident occurred in the wake of the fatal shooting Wednesday of nine black people inside Emanuel AME Church in what police say was an attack by a white supremacist. The church held its first service since the shootings on Sunday.
The attack has led to a nationwide call for South Carolina to remove the Confederate battle flag from the Statehouse grounds. At least 1,000 people gathered Saturday in Columbia to call for the flag to be taken down. Numerous petitions also call for the flag’s removal.
The statue caused a stir downtown Sunday as several individuals began arguing about the battle flag. Zachary Gaither of Charleston helped cover the graffiti on the statue and said he did not associate the flag with racism.
|South Carolina is facing heat over its embracing of the Confederacy.|
“I was covering up something that was demoting our city,” he said of the graffiti, adding, “the Confederate flag is a Southern heritage of pride to me.”
Tighe Berry, who is from out of town but wouldn’t say where, argued for the graffiti to be left up.
“That was a disgusting war that was to separate this country to keep an institution of hatred, racism and violence and slavery,” he said.
Madea Benjamin of Washington, D.C., put up the sign encouraging the statue to be taken down.
“It’s important for this state to say we don’t support white supremacy, we don’t promote pro-hatred groups or symbols,” she said.
The Confederate flag is sort of like the Swastika flag. It's symbolically a historical failure.
Already the agitators are outraged at DeRay McKesson.
McKesson has been effective in his protests and they hate him like they hate Rev. Perm. He promise more protests in the wake of the shooting.
Ever since McKesson appeared on that network that may have inspired that racist shooter to kill those nine innocent lives, he's been a target of conservative ire. McKesson plans on making an appearance in Charleston.
The pot called the kettle black. Here's a concern troll on the social media who claims that President Barack Obama and Rev. Perm should stay away.
The Citizens of #Charleston Unites To Start The Healing 👉 @Deray 's Kryptonite #GoHomeDeray #TheNationLovesYou 🇺🇸❤️ pic.twitter.com/hzAZAH8Fzq— The Patriot (@ThePatriot143) June 19, 2015
Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) and Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) are two elected members of Congress. One is a Black Democrat and the other is a Black Republican.
They have both express sadness over this. But however, they both have a different view of the Confederate flag being flown at the state house in Columbia.
There's an active movement to have the flag formally removed from the state house.
Allegedly activists defaced the Confederate soldiers monument.
Do you believe that the Confederate flag is sign of heritage or a symbol of racism?