In the wake of the mass murder at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, there was renewed debate over the flying of the Confederate battle flag over the state capitol.
While many people in support spoke out about the tradition of the flag,
— Kaiser (@KAISERHRE) June 24, 2015
… noting that it is still included in the state flag of Mississippi,
— Phx Ken (@PhxKen) June 24, 2015
… others were having none of it.
— PoliticalGroove (@PoliticalGroove) June 24, 2015
However, on Monday, June 22nd, Governor Nikki Haley (R) called for the removal of the flag from the state capitol to cheers from the crowd.
— sharrieff dejohnette (@professorpenz) June 22, 2015
It seems the debate is only just getting started. Sales of Confederate flag related items soared, and yet many companies announced they will no longer be selling such merchandise.
— Carol Costello (@CarolCNN) June 24, 2015