Tag: Nikki Haley

Video: Rep. Cummings Says What Every Non-Bigoted American Thinks About Trump's 'Zero Tolerance' Policy

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) expressed what compassionate, non-bigoted Americans feels about the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy on immigration — “We are better than that.” At the House Oversight Committee hearing with Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz on Tuesday, Cummings, a ranking member, slammed the policy that separates migrant…

Georgia 'Removes' Two Confederate Holidays From Calendar

Georgia’s 2016 calendar will reflect the removal of two Confederate holidays: Robert E. Lee’s birthday, which is on January 19 but will be observed on November 27 in 2015; and Confederate Memorial Day, which is on April 26 but was observed on April 27 in 2015. However, the calendar will…

Confederate Flag Scheduled To Come Down at 9:45 This Morning

Following the South Carolina Senate’s quick decision to remove the Confederate flag from the Capitol grounds, and the state’s House of Representatives’ overwhelming 94-20 vote, the bill was signed into law late Thursday by Gov. Nikki Haley. The state now has 24 hours to remove the flag. Thursday’s debate in…

S.C. Senate Votes to Remove Flag, Awaits House

UPDATE: On Monday afternoon, the South Carolina voted 37-3 in favor of removing the flag. Now the state awaits the vote from the House. On Monday, South Carolina lawmakers began the debate regarding the Confederate flag and its place at the state’s Capitol South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley called for…

Alabama Physically Removes Confederate Flags Without Delay

While South Carolina’s state legislators debated whether to debate taking down the Confederate flag from Statehouse grounds, Alabama’s governor directed the four flags flying over a memorial in his state’s Capitol grounds be removed — and by Wednesday morning they were gone. “This is the right thing to do,” Alabama…

Major Retailers Remove Confederate-Themed Products

Walmart (one of DiversityInc’s 25 Noteworthy Companies) announced Monday night that it was pulling all Confederate-themed merchandise from its shelves, and by lunchtime Tuesday, the nation’s largest retailer was joined by Sears, eBay and Amazon in banning the Confederate flag and related products. The controversial symbol, which has it roots…

Confederate Flag Supporters Dwindle Only in the Wake of Charleston

The Charleston tragedy has sparked controversy over whether or not the Confederate flag should fly at the state’s capitol, even causing the hashtag #ConfederateFlag to trend on social media. While many people, perhaps most notably South Carolina governor Nikki Haley, have now called to remove the flag because of the…

#TakeItDown: Lawmakers Key to Removal of Confederate Flag, Symbols

By Sheryl Estrada South Carolina State House in Columbia. Photo: Shutterstock Following South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s announcement on Monday calling for the removal of the Confederate battle flag from state grounds, the nation watchedas lawmakers took steps on Tuesday to consider its elimination.The hashtag#TakeItDown is trending on social media…

Social Media, Pressure Bring Racism Center Stage

It took the actions of a white supremacist to finally convince white political leaders in South Carolina to call for the Confederate flag to be brought down. While the move was widely applauded, the gesture was largely symbolic and further proof that staunch, long-held beliefs can easily change with enough…