Confederate States of America
It's "a day we can all be proud of," Governor Nikki Haley said in a statement shortly after the state House passed the bill to remove the flag.
South Carolina's State Senate has voted 37-3 in favor of a bill to remove a Confederate battle flag that has flown on the grounds of the State Capitol for more than 50 years.
Sears and Walmart have announced removal of Confederate flag merchandise from stores, while a Mississippi lawmaker has called for the emblem's removal from the state's flag.
The historically divisive flag is still flying high on the grounds of the state's capitol, in spite of the racially motivated killing of 9 black churchgoers on Wednesday.
The Confederados are one of the last remaining enclaves of the children of the unreconstructed South.
A recent editorial on TIME.com suggested that white gay men are stealing black culture. What the writer fails to understand is that much of modern black pop culture is stolen from gay people—specifically, everything about Beyonce.