“It is a new day in South Carolina, a day we can all be proud of.”
With that, Republican Governor Nikki Haley congratulated the South Carolina legislature for its overwhelming votes to take down the Confederate flag from the Capitol grounds. Hours later last Thursday, she signed the bill. The flag came down the next day.
This was a long overdue change that moved swiftly after the racist killings of nine worshipers at a historic African-American church in Charleston last month.