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Despite what your not so racist friends, or Kanye West, will tell you, the confederate flag is a symbol of hate and racism. After the mass murder of nine Black people in a historic church in South Carolina, the state’s governor has called for the removal of the Confederate flag from the capitol grounds where it still flies.

Reports CNN:

“Today we are here in a moment of unity in our state without ill will to say it is time to remove the flag from our capitol grounds,” said Haley, a Republican and the state’s first non-white governor, while flanked by a diverse group of South Carolina politicians.

“This flag, while an integral part of our past, does not represent the future of our great state,” she said.

The flag can only be removed from its location in front of the State legislature with the approval of two-thirds of that body. And Haley said if the state’s General Assembly doesn’t convene on the matter in this last week of the legislative year, she would call up lawmakers to the capital “under extraordinary measures.”

Let’s keep in mind that it took the mass murder of nine Black people in a place of worship by a racist white man for this long overdue action to take place.

Photo: CNN