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SC Governor Defends Flying Confederate Flag over State Capitol

Fun fact: the State House of South Carolina still flies the flag of the failed state known as the Confederate States of America. Though the country was forcibly disbanded in 1865, a fair percentage of the population are still not cool with the flag due to its implications involving that slavery thing.

But one of the people who’s okay with the flag is South Carolina’s Republican Governor Nikki Haley, who defended the flag’s presence during last night’s gubernatorial debate, on the grounds that it hasn’t affected the economy. (The flag is dedicated to the men who served and died for South Carolina during the Civil War.)

“What I can tell you is over the last three-and-a-half years, I spent a lot of my days on the phones with CEOs and recruiting jobs to this state,” Haley said. “I can honestly say I have not had one conversation with a single CEO about the Confederate flag.”

And why is it okay? Because South Carolina solved racism!

“But we really kind of fixed all that when you elected the first Indian-American female governor. When we appointed the first African-American U.S. senator, that sent a huge message.”

Racism: Totally solved.

Watch below via Raw Story:

[h/t TPM]
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