A confederate flag flying in South Carolina Source: WJLA
The History Of The Confederate Flag
Following the tragic, racially-motivated shooting at the AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina last week, debates about the Confederate flag’s rightful place (or lack thereof) within public spaces have renewed. While the arguments fall into two primary camps–those who say it represents racial hatred and those who say it represents Southern heritage–there have been some interesting shifts in each debate camp’s respective “members.”
Recently, Mitt Romney called for the flag to be removed, along with a number of white, conservative Christian groups that, having done what CNN describes as “soul searching,” are urging that the flag come down once and for all.