The South Carolina House voted 94 to 20 Thursday morning to remove the confederate flag from the state capitol after 12 hours of debate and Republican attempts to stall the measure.
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s denunciation of the Confederate flag last week has in some ways overshadowed her refusal to act in other areas related to structural inequality, such as refusing to expand health-care access to low-income communities across the state.
The South Carolina governor’s race might not be a race at all, but it’s become a case study in the power of anti-choice politics in deep-red states.
Even in the age of information, parents, pastors, and community groups still frequently attempt to stymie young people’s access to “offensive” literature.