The confederate flag, historically is a symbol of oppression, hate, white supremacy, and in the wake of the racially-motivated Charleston Church shooting, there has been a renewed call to have the flag removed from South Carolina Capitol. Even Republican Mitt Romney has called for the removal of the flag from the SC State House.
On Thursday, a petition was created on MoveOn.org, calling for the removal of the flag from the State House.
At the time this blog was published, there were, 398,463 signatures, and the goal is 400,000.
See what the petition states below:
“Symbols of hate have no place in our government.
The Confederate flag is not a symbol of southern pride but rather a symbol of rebellion and racism. On the heels of the brutal killing of nine Black people in a South Carolina church by a racist terrorist, it’s time to put that symbol of rebellion and racism behind us and move toward healing and a better United States of America!”