Poll: Should Confederate Flag Fly Over State Buildings?


President Barack Obama and his former Republican rival Mitt Romney, called for the Confederate Flag in South Carolina that fly’s above the state capital building to come down. Both men stating that it sent the wrong message as symbol of racial hatred.

Romney took to Twitter sending out this message to his over a million followers.

“Take down the #ConfederateFlag at the SC Capitol,” he wrote. “To many, it is a symbol of racial hatred. Remove it now to honor #Charleston victims.”

Meanwhile, The White House on Friday said President Obama believes the historic emblem “belongs in a museum.”

South Carolina state Rep. Norman “Doug” Brannon (R) said Friday night he plans on introducing a bill to remove the Confederate flag near his state’s capitol building.

The Confederate flag was important to Dylann Storm Roof, the 21-year-old charged in the racist mass murder of nine African Americans in a historic black Charleston church this week. His license plate displayed the rebel flag of the Civil War.

He is said in police documents, to have believed in the inferiority of black people, who were employed mostly as slaves by South Carolina and other states in the South when they started a bloody revolution in 1861 to “protect their states rights” to enslave other human beings.

However, there are plenty of Southerners who see the flag as nothing more than an emblem of regional pride; the same way someone from New England might fly a “Don’t Tread on Me” flag on their front porch.

Meanwhile, others see the flying of the Confederate flag as a purposeful affront not only to African Americans but also to humanity in general.

What do you think?



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Jim Williams is the Washington Bureau Chief, Digital Director as well as the Director of Special Projects for Genesis Communications. He is starting his third year as part of the team. This is Williams 40th year in the media business, and in that time he has served in a number of capacities. He is a seven time Emmy Award winning television producer, director, writer and executive. He has developed four regional sports networks, directed over 2,000 live sporting events including basketball, football, baseball hockey, soccer and even polo to name a few sports. Major events include three Olympic Games, two World Cups, two World Series, six NBA Playoffs, four Stanley Cup Playoffs, four NCAA Men’s National Basketball Championship Tournaments (March Madness), two Super Bowl and over a dozen college bowl games. On the entertainment side Williams was involved s and directed over 500 concerts for Showtime, Pay Per View and MTV Networks.