Amid lots of and lots of outcry, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley finally held a press conference where she called for the removal of the Confederate flag from the state capitol. The General Assembly will be meeting today and can extend their session to debate on the removal of the flag, which would take two-thirds of the vote to pass.
“The murderer, now locked up in Charleston, said he hoped his actions would start a race war. We have an opportunity to show that not only was he wrong, but that just the opposite is happening,” Haley said. “My hope is that by removing a symbol that divides us, we can move our state forward in harmony, and we can honor the nine blessed souls who are now in heaven.”
Way to finally start a conversation about taking down a symbol of racism and slavery, America! And it only took about 150 years.
Team Blackness also discussed Meet the Press and their gigantic screw-ups and President Obama goes on Marc Maron’s podcast and says the N word and people lose their mind.