Thursday, May 19, 2022

Why Confederate Flag is Not at Half Staff for Church Shooting Victims

e South Carolina and American flags fly at half-staff as the Confederate flag unfurls below at the Confederate Monument in Columbia, S.C.
e South Carolina and American flags fly at half-staff as the Confederate flag unfurls below at the Confederate Monument in Columbia, S.C.

*To honor the nine people gunned down at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, two flags atop the statehouse in Columbia (the state flag and American flag), were lowered to half-staff on Thursday, and will stay lowered for nine days in honor of each victim.

The Confederate flag, however, continued to fly at full staff beside the lowered flags.

According to NBC News, it was done on purpose…because of state law.

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has jurisdiction over how and when state flags fly — but the Confederate flag is under the authority of the state’s General Assembly, lawmakers told NBC News. It can’t be changed in any way without a sign-off from the General Assembly.

Haley while she was campaigning for governor last year said there was no need to take down the Confederate flag. She addressed the controversy Friday on CBS “This Morning,” saying that she hopes a conversation can be started again with “thoughtful words to be exchanged.”

“I think the state will start talking about that again, and we’ll see where it goes,” Haley said.

The Confederate flag, carried by the pro-slavery Confederate Army during the Civil War, has long been a symbol of racism and segregation against African Americans.

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7 COMMENTS

  1. Simple….b/c the racist BYTch, who cried & LIED those “Paula Deen tears” yesterday & said she wouuuuuuld lower it?….”BELIEVES IN” that muthafka, “THAT’s” whyyyyyyy!!!! Sheeeeeit!, “she HAS” the authority to “EXECUTIVE ORDER” the shyt!!! So “MISS me wit dis BS!! And BTW?….”she’s” the saaaaame mofo who agreed with & “SIGNED IN” to order that BS STUpid decision to….”CARRY GUNS IN CHURCH”!!!! So….WTF does her tears mean, when her “actions” speak the louder….truth? (Pause/Side eye stare ) FK her, FK that flag!!, & anyone ELSE who covets that bytch! (Eeeeeeithah “bytch”!!) TITMFB!

  2. That’s ok…..trust me, white folk, don’t get it twisted….ushers will be PACKIN’ this Sunday….walk in actin’ a fool if you want….you will be eulogized and carried out all in the same trip!!!

  3. I KNOW NO ONE THOUGHT THEY WOULD LOWER A FLAG FOR BLACK PEOPLE BEING KILLED. Those WHITE PEOPLE GATHERED YESTERDAY OUT OF GUILT ONLY DONT GET IT TWISTED THEY STILL HATE BLACKS THE DAY AFTER. SEE HERE IN NEW YORK DONT BE FOOLED CHURCHES HERE ALWAYS REPEAT ALWAYS HAD GUNS AND THE BIG CHURCHES HAVE ARMED MEN SEATED THROUGHOUT THE PEWS. I DARE ANY COPYCAT WITH THESE THOUGHTS IN MIND TO COME TO NEW YORK AND TRY IT. I HOPE THE JUDGE WHO WAS AT THE HEARING TONGUE BECOMES PARALYZED BECAUSE HE WANTS PEOPLE TO FEEL SORRY FOR DYLANN RACIST PARENTS. Boy I wish these people would come to NEW YORK AND I WISH DYLANN WAS IN RIKERS.

    • What do “those white people gathered” have to feel guilt about? What did they do? Do you feel guilty when someone of your race does something hateful and ignorant? It’s never a good idea to judge others by the actions of one. Besides, what gives you the supreme power of knowing what another human being is thinking or feeling?

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