Nikki Haley Continues To Appease Racists

As Governor of South Carolina, Nikki Haley oversaw the removal of the Confederate battle flag from the South Carolina statehouse. She thinks today's culture would not allow that to happen.

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"Four years ago, the removal of the Confederate battle flag from the South Carolina statehouse grounds was a seminal moment for our state and a watershed for our country. As governor, I was proud to lead that effort. More important, as a born-and-raised South Carolinian, I was proud of the people of our state who came together — black and white, Republican and Democrat — at a time of immense pain following the Charleston church shooting.

In the speech I gave calling for the flag’s removal, I said this:

“For many people in our state, the flag stands for traditions that are noble — traditions of history, of heritage and of ancestry. The hate-filled murderer who massacred our brothers and sisters in Charleston has a sick and twisted view of the flag. In no way does he reflect the people in our state who respect and, in many ways, revere it. At the same time, for many others in South Carolina, the flag is a deeply offensive symbol of a brutally oppressive past. As a state, we can survive, as we have done, while still being home to both of those viewpoints. We do not need to declare a winner and loser.”

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