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Georgia, Andersonville, The Confederate battle flag is still proudly flown in downtown, despite the town's notorious civil war history it still insists on calling itself a Civil War village.

Source: Steve Schaefer / Getty

A brutal reminder of the South’s racial history was on full display Thursday as South Carolina capitol’s U.S. and state flags were lowered to half-staff after Blacks were slaughtered at Emanuel AME Church by a White gunman, but the Confederate flag continued to fly at its full height, according to the New York Daily News.

The bitter hypocrisy of images of the flag, long a symbol of racial oppression and hatred, waving over the city of Columbia sparked outrage and a searing debate on social media. The Daily News says the flag was not lowered because of a state law provision added by supporters of the flag who see it as a memorial to South Carolinians who fought in the Civil War. Here is what social media had to say:

What do you think? Should it come down?

SOURCE: NY Daily News | PHOTO CREDIT: Twitter

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Confederate Flag Still Flying At South Carolina Capitol After Church Massacre was originally published on newsone.com

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