Editorial changed my opinion

This letter is in response to the editorial in “Our view” that was titled “South Carolina, it’s high time to lower that flag” (Tuesday, June 30).

I believe in “when you are wrong, admit it.”

I have always had the belief that the state of South Carolina was in the right to keep the Confederate flag on the grounds of the state capitol. My reasoning was the state was free to display a part of South Carolina and Civil War history, and that it had nothing to do with racism.

After reading your view in the editorial, I have changed my opinion.

I did not realize that the flag was put up in protest of the Civil Rights Movement in 1962 to give equal rights to the race of black people. I stand corrected.


Don M. Robinson