CEOs: Call South Carolina Govenor Nikki Haley and tell her the flag needs to come down

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley justified the confederate flag flying at the capitol in Columbia by saying, "I spent a lot of my days on the phones with CEOs and recruiting jobs to this state. I can honestly say I have not had one conversation with a single CEO about the Confederate flag."

CEOs who care about Black customers should stand up for Black people by picking up the phone and calling Governor Haley. Will you start a petition to a CEO in your area demanding they make the call?

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    Call South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and tell her to take down the confederate flag: Brandon Greene
    Wednesday evening, a 21-year-old white South Carolina man murdered 9 people at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina in an act of violence reminiscent of the September 15, 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church. For generations, the confederate flag has represented the terror and violence perpetrated on Black communities. Today, the confederate flag is still flying outside the South Carolina State House. The killer, Dylann Storm Roof, grew up in a South Carolina that embraced the confederate flag — a flag that was born out of a government defending the enslavement of Black people and resurrected as an emblem for white people violently opposing racial integration. He attended high school in Columbia, just a few minutes from the state capitol grounds where that flag was waving today. That flag sends a message to white children growing up in South Carolina that their state cherishes a legacy of racial violence. Even more disturbing, the flag allows those kids who decide to act out this history to justify their actions. Roof is one of those kids. While committing his act of terror he said, “‘I have to do it. You rape our women and you’re taking over the country." It’s time now to take down this terrible symbol of racial violence once and for all.
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