Nikki Haley: Confederate Flag Was About ‘Heritage’ Until Dylann Roof ‘Hijacked’ It | HuffPost

Nikki Haley: Confederate Flag Was About ‘Heritage’ Until Dylann Roof ‘Hijacked’ It | HuffPost

Continuing, she then asserted that, until the 2015 massacre, the flag — which many associate with the legacy of slavery — represented “service and sacrifice and heritage,” but that after Roof’s murders, “there was no way to overcome it.”

While the flag is defended as a symbol of Southern pride in some states, it is also embraced as a tribute to the “lost cause” of the Civil War, was waved at Ku Klux Klan lynchings, and used as a sign of resistance against desegregation.

After the Charleston shooting, photos surfaced of Roof posing with Confederate flags, and his racist screed confirmed that the violence was committed in the name of white supremacy.

via Nikki Haley: Confederate Flag Was About ‘Heritage’ Until Dylann Roof ‘Hijacked’ It | HuffPost