Countless African Americans have been murdered by racists and the Confederate flag has been there all of these years still flying…..so why are people suddenly discussing seriously getting rid of it? Because we live in a reactive, not proactive society. The Confederate flag is well protected. And despite people’s sudden uproar on the Confederate flag…it is more than likely still going to be flying high. Even if the flag is taken down in South Carolina… it’s the mentality behind the flag that plagues the nation. Not just the actual flag itself. And not just within the south.