How to get rid of the Confederate flag at Charlotte schools

In North Carolina, a city with a long history of Confederate symbols and statues, there is an ongoing debate over whether to remove the flag from public schools.

On Tuesday, a Charlotte-Mecklenberg school board voted to remove a Confederate flag from the roof of their auditorium and the school district will start removing the flag this week.

The decision to remove it came after an online petition calling for the flag’s removal garnered more than 2,500 signatures, according to the Charlotte Observer.

But, it’s not all about Confederate symbols.

In North Charleston, South Carolina, where a white supremacist was charged with the murder of nine black churchgoers last month, a number of people have been arrested for displaying Confederate flags on social media.

The South Carolina School Boards Association said Tuesday that it was “actively considering” the removal of the flag in the city, the Associated Press reported.

The association said it was reviewing its policy on flag displays and will make a decision by the end of the month.

The board has been discussing the issue with the state Department of Public Safety, the AP reported.

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