Editorial Board

The New South Should Abandon That Old Flag

For their own sake and the nation's, states shouldn't sanction any Confederate symbols.

War's over.

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 It should not have taken the deaths of nine blacks at the hands of a white supremacist in South Carolina to get politicians to acknowledge that the Confederate battle flag is a hateful symbol. But elected officials in that state and the rest of the South can now show they understand by retiring the flag from all official duties, ceremonial and otherwise.

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