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South Carolina AD Tweets Support Of Removal Of Confederate Flag

Last week's shocking murder of nine black churchgoers in Charleston has reignited the debate over whether South Carolina, or any other state, should be flying the Confederate flag outside its state capitol building. Monday, the University of South Carolina got involved, tweeting its support for the removal of the flag. Both the school's AD, Ray Tanner, and the school's president, Harris Pastides, made statements to convince state lawmakers that it needs to be taken down.

">June 22, 2015

">@HarrisPastides calls for the removal of the Confederate Battle flag from State House grounds. #CharlestonStrong

— U of South Carolina (@UofSC)

#UofSC President @HarrisPastides calls for the removal of the Confederate Battle flag from State House grounds. #CharlestonStrong

— University of South Carolina (@UofSC) June 22, 2015

">June 22, 2015

">@HarrisPastides

— U of South Carolina (@UofSC)

Is there not some other place for the Confederate flag? A place that would unify our people rather than divide us. via @HarrisPastides

— University of South Carolina (@UofSC) June 22, 2015

">June 22, 2015

How much influence will the school have?