Clemson President and AD tweet about the Confederate flag issue


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South Carolina governor Nikki Haley held a press conference on Monday afternoon calling for the Confederate Flag to be removed from the statehouse grounds.

"That flag, while an integral part of our past, does not represent the future of our state," Haley said during her press conference.

"By removing a symbol that divides us, we can move forward as a state in harmony and we can honor the nine blessed souls who are in heaven,” Haley added. Dylann Roof, a 21-year-old is being investigated with the murder of nine individuals during a bible study at the African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston five days ago.

The confederate flag has flown in front of the state capitol for 15 years after being on top of the Statehouse dome. A state law that was passed in 2000 requires a 66% majority in both legislative houses to remove the flag from the premises.

In 2001, the NCAA imposed a ban on the state of South Carolina hosting post-season sporting events at predetermined sites due to the Confederate flag issue.

Clemson President Jim Clements and athletic director Dan Radakovic agree with Governor Haley's sentiment that the confederate flag should be taken down.



The following is a letter regarding the Confederate Flag from President Clements on Monday to Clemson students and the faculty.

Dear Clemson Family,
I write to let you know that I issued a brief statement earlier today, announcing that I join Governor Haley and other South Carolina leaders in calling for the removal of the Confederate battle flag from the State House grounds. Please continue to keep the families and friends of the victims in the Charleston shootings in your thoughts and prayers. A campus vigil is being organized for Wednesday to honor those who lost their lives. More information will be shared as soon as it is available.
Sincerely,
Jim Clements
James P. Clements, Ph.D.
President

Clemson University

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gotigers37
All for moving the flag to museum, but it didn't represent
CUTIGR69®
Re: All for moving the flag to museum, but it didn't represent
gotigers37
If I wasn't sure, I would not have entered it.
CUTIGR69®
Re: If I wasn't sure, I would not have entered it.
gotigers37
The true Confederate Flag of SC--the Stars and Bars--has not
AThomas®
Re: All for moving the flag to museum, but it didn't represent
ChestyPuller0311®
Re: All for moving the flag to museum, but it didn't represent
Tigerbalm1®
It Isn't Even The Confederate Flag
TX Tiger®
Here is my issue.
BadGuy
Re: Here is my issue.
tigerphils
Re: Here is my issue.
carolinachef
Re: Here is my issue.
tigerphils
Re: Here is my issue.
carolinachef
Re: Name Changes
Colavito®
Re: Name Changes
Louis_Cypher
The difference between the flag and CSA memorials
BlackFriar
Opinions on flag issue
wstoddard
Why did we choose to fly the Battle Flag instead of Stars
Caddie
Re: Why did we choose to fly the Battle Flag instead of Stars
carolinachef
Re: Opinions on flag issue
gotigers37
Re: Opinions on flag issue
carolinachef
Re: Opinions on flag issue
COHAZE
Re: Opinions on flag issue
carolinachef
Can we agree that the "war" was to keep the Union
Noodle
Re: Can we agree that the "war" was to keep the Union
carolinachef
Re: Opinions on flag issue
COHAZE
I agree that most of those in SC who fought for the South
Noodle
Re: I agree that most of those in SC who fought for the South
fhunni
it's a text directly from SC leaders at the time.
Noodle
Re: I agree that most of those in SC who fought for the South
tmac9wr
I'm sorry the democrats started the KKK.
ClemsonTiger1988®
Re: I'm sorry the democrats started the KKK.
Felix2®
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MaukaTiger®
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carolinachef
speaking of fools. This is probably the worst
Noodle
Re: speaking of fools. This is probably the worst
carolinachef
I have a better question: what will it hurt to take the
Noodle
Take It Down.
carolinachef
Re: FB Update: Clemson President and AD tweet about the confederate flag issue
shellac23
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carolinachef
well so much for love and compassion, it seems to have left
ragtop
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CUTIGERTIM®
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knowitall
You know it was coordinated, right?
Bashful Baron
Re: You know it was coordinated, right?
knowitall
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COHAZE
Why is Athletic Director commenting on it? Seems
surroundedtiger
Re: Why is Athletic Director commenting on it? Seems
tmac9wr
o.k. o.k***
surroundedtiger
Tanner spoke out, so pretty sure we had no choice.
Caddie
Re: Tanner spoke out, so pretty sure we had no choice.
fuzzyduck
don't care what opinion is but a bit
truetiger1998
Re: don't care what opinion is but a bit
gotigers37
Re: don't care what opinion is but a bit
truetiger1998
Re: don't care what opinion is but a bit
uproar84®
Re: don't care what opinion is but a bit
downwithacc
Re: don't care what opinion is but a bit
tigerphils
This is sure to end all racism.***
ClemsonTiger1988®
PFFT HA NOT
TigerMarine78®
Re: PFFT HA NOT
White_Tiger
Re: PFFT HA NOT
TigerMarine78®
We are in the Bible belt.....
maxcat®
Good point... The KKK also "used" the Bible...... "Used".***
SOLOS®
The flag isn't on top of the house! It's flying over ...
BrabbTiger22
anybody heard from the President
scooter
What will we take down the next time some insane idiot
movino®
Re: What will we take down the next time some insane idiot
Litefoot®
Re: What will we take down the next time some insane idiot
tmac9wr
Re: What will we take down the next time some insane idiot
JonnyDangerously
I could not care less if the flag comes down because it will
CootTamer
Re: I could not care less if the flag comes down because it will
tmac9wr
Clements and D. Rad. Are a couple of politically correct carpet baggers.***
Orange and Purple
Re: Clements and D. Rad. Are a couple of politically correct carpet baggers.***
White_Tiger
Time to rename Tillman Hall yet?***
CoolBreeze864
Seems like the same issue to me
TrickyRick86®
Re: Time to rename Tillman Hall yet?***
Louis_Cypher
Re: FB Update: Clemson President and AD tweet about the confederate flag issue
JonnyDangerously
Prez's words will come back when they come for Tillman Hall.
cutigersJD®
Using a horrific tragedy to show political correctness.
Tman84
Re: Using a horrific tragedy to show political correctness.
JonnyDangerously
Doesn't the timing of this fly in the face of your point?
Completely Solid Orange®
Re: Doesn't the timing of this fly in the face of your point?
JonnyDangerously
There is no morality regarding flags. It's simply who wins.
Completely Solid Orange®
What a world we live in. The fact that most people can't
Completely Solid Orange®
Some issues I have seen raised here....
TrickyRick86®
Re: Some issues I have seen raised here....
COHAZE
On your last point, I'll fix it for you...
Noodle
Re: On your last point, I'll fix it for you...
TrickyRick86®
Big Red is the flag of SC vets not Stars & Bars
fatboy
FYI- The flag that's flying now is not the "stars and bars".***
Noodle
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