MYD’s Statement on the Call to Remove the Confederate Flag in South Carolina

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“The Manhattan Young Democrats support the call by South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley to remove the Confederate Flag from outside the State Capitol. The flag represents a dark period in American history and its formal call for removal marks a significant milestone in the dedication of moving our nation’s race relations forward. We stand in support of the people of Charleston and we are committed to progress in the wake of such a devastating tragedy.”