After Charleston, The Confederate Flag Is Still Flying High
In the wake of a mass murder at a black Charleston church, many are questioning whether the South Carolina Capitol should fly a Confederate flag.By Ben Levin | June 20, 2015
The Confederate flag that still waves from the grounds of South Carolina's statehouse in Columbia has come under attack in the wake of the murder of nine black churchgoers in Charleston.
The murders have ripped open racial scars in a state that generally chooses to celebrate its role as the first state to secede from the union after the election of Abraham Lincoln. (Video via The National)
But in the wake of the Charleston attack, many are saying anew that the flag celebrates the centuries of violence experienced by blacks under slavery and segregation. (Video via WCIV)