Outrage erupts as South Carolina celebrates ‘Confederate Memorial Day’
South Carolina state government offices are closed on Monday to celebrate "Confederate Memorial Day," honoring the 258,000 (or more) Confederate soldiers who died fighting the United States of America during the Civil War.
Many across the nation are stunned the Palmetto State still celebrates treason and white supremacy.
But South Carolina is not alone.
Ten states across the country from January to June observe, honor, and celebrate the holiday or similar ones, like Confederate Heroes Day and Confederate Decoration Day. They are: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, and Tennessee.
This 2018 video from South Carolina newspaper The State shows how some feel about the "holiday."
Confederate Memorial Day is like Attack on Pearl Harbor Party Day Or like 9/11 Celebration Day. Or like "yay JFK… https://t.co/b5hd9t5C0w— ⚓️🚢Imani Gandy 🚢⚓️ (@⚓️🚢Imani Gandy 🚢⚓️)1620656856.0
Confederate Memorial Day is basically the "White Heritage Day" that all these racists always pose in their ridiculo… https://t.co/N6PKp63wrK— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈 (@Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈)1620654465.0
Today is officially recognized in South Carolina as Confederate Memorial Day. Let me summarize. Your ancestors wer… https://t.co/FE0hExTft6— JRehling (@JRehling)1620659832.0
For the people honouring confederate memorial day https://t.co/H3yKl0FhWc— Splash (@Splash)1620653052.0
White people about slavery: black people need to get over slavery, that was so long ago, and we shouldn't be punish… https://t.co/UJyhfgDq09— The Nott will vote BLUE (@The Nott will vote BLUE)1620646960.0
Is Confederate Memorial Day the consolation prize for racists? https://t.co/3rXHtvpFHv— Teresita’s Anti-卐 ur folla back girl FBR #BLM #WI (@Teresita’s Anti-卐 ur folla back girl FBR #BLM #WI)1620653530.0
Today, South Carolina has closed government offices for Confederate Memorial Day to remember the 258,000 soldiers w… https://t.co/Ya2X73MhRJ— Edward Hardy (@Edward Hardy)1620648001.0
Any state that recognizes Confederate Memorial Day likely educates its kids falsely with the Lost Cause storyline,… https://t.co/La9tvrD8wO— Kate 🤍 (@Kate 🤍)1620661119.0
Imagine having a state holiday to celebrate Nazi Germany or ISIS. That's what South Carolina is doing today. https://t.co/0XE35rvt2K— Boomer Bear (@Boomer Bear)1620647540.0
Confederate Memorial Day? How about a Nazi memorial day? W T F South Carolina?— Blue Wave🇺🇸 (@Blue Wave🇺🇸)1620664862.0
So state offices in South Carolina will be closed tomorrow for Confederate Memorial Day, and I can’t help but to th… https://t.co/gAUBhntd0Q— Erie Siobhan🇺🇸 (@Erie Siobhan🇺🇸)1620589507.0
The fact that Southern states have a “Confederate Memorial Day” is an affront to Black Americans and really to all… https://t.co/1trXI2pxmN— Mark Jacob (@Mark Jacob)1620610596.0
South Carolina: We want to attract jobs and investments to our state. Also South Carolina: Let’s celebrate Confede… https://t.co/VIywQQyYuy— Devi Dillard-Wright (@Devi Dillard-Wright)1620650438.0
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