Big kudos for South Carolina and Governor Haley
I just heard on the news that South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has asked state lawmakers to remove the controversial Confederate flag from outside the state’s Capitol building.
I sure hope she gets her wish and soon. Paraphrasing what Governor Haley said, although the flag does reflect on the state’s past, it does not reflect on South Carolina’s future.
That flag may have a place in South Carolina’s history, but as many have suggested, only in a museum and not on state property. That flag is highly offensive and sends a horrid message, especially after the recent massacre of nine innocent, peaceful people minding their own business in their own church.
I also want to comment on the composure, behavior and peace-offerings displayed by the people of South Carolina, especially those closely affected by that horrid massacre. It is such a refreshing change from the senseless riots, violence, destruction and hatred displayed after other recent similar incidents.
Hopefully, their behavior offers a glimmer of hope and change and will start the healing process along with a slow, steady path to acceptance, peace and the eventual end of racism.
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