Clemson President and AD tweet about the Confederate flag issue


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Position: President, Clemson University

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