David Wilkins discusses Confederate flag issue


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Wilkins thinks its time for the flag to be removed from statehouse grounds
Wilkins thinks its time for the flag to be removed from statehouse grounds

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 six days ago.

Clemson Board of Trustee Chairman David Wilkins agrees with Nikki Haley that the confederate battle flag should be removed.

"15 years ago I was part of the very emotional efforts to move the confederate flag from atop the statehouse dome to a monument on the grounds," Wilkins posted on his facebook page on Tuesday afternoon. "It was an important compromise in moving forward. Yesterday, Governor Haley and our state leaders announced they want to take the next critical step by removing the flag from the monument and off the statehouse grounds. It is time. God bless South Carolina."

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Tman84
spacer There's never a bad time to do the right thing.***
TheProdigal
spacer Bingo***
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Tman84
spacer If you think it's removed because of Roof, that's your
TheProdigal
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NYTiger88
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Louis_Cypher
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truetiger1998
spacer What are we supposed to do when a tragedy occurs?
TheProdigal
spacer focusing on the symbols of an issue
epifunny
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sbdy
spacer i agree, however the "stars an bars" isn't the
Noodle
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Jnelms99
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sbdy
spacer I agree but what will we blame it on next time?***
ragtop
spacer This is awesome.
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tigerphils
spacer Wouldn't it be awesomely ironic if this dude
Noodle
spacer I found it humorous that Lindsey Graham supported the flag
ragtop
spacer Trusetee Wilkins: Time to take down the flag but....
PolkHighBundy
spacer Agreed.***
Noodle
spacer No way and he said so already.......move on!***
CUTIGR69
spacer Tillman murdered black SC Senator before Roof did
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Jnelms99
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Fluxus
spacer It's a no brainer. Takeit down.***
Carlsbad®
spacer I'm not black and I have no white guilt.
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180Tiger
spacer Tillman murdered black SC Senator before Dylann Roof did
PolkHighBundy
spacer Other than killing innocents, did Dylan Roof
Clemsnman®
spacer Terrorizing African Americans in 1876 was ok?
PolkHighBundy
spacer I've never been one to fly the Confederate flag
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