The traditional white southern response to the question of the Confederate flag is one of heritage. They are celebrating the issue of slavery and the post civil war desire to subjugate the African American plus the reaction to Brown v. Board of Education. They lost the war but somehow feel they have won the peace. Keeping racism alive is the centerpiece to this issue.
The Confederate Flag needs to be removed from the State Capitol and go into a museum. The Grant County Historical Museum in Sheridan AR has two Ku Klux Klan robes on display. The South Carolina Museum and/or Historical Society can find a place for the Confederate Flag.