Early this morning, the South Carolina House completed the second of two readings of the legislation to remove the Confederate flag from statehouse grounds and put it in a museum. The vote was 94-20. The governor is expected to sign the bill quickly and the flag is to be gone in 24 hours.

Thus ends racial division in the South.

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Speaking of the Confederate flag: Some interesting thoughts on it in a New York Times magazine article by Patterson Hood of the Drive By Truckers, a piece illustrated by a photo of a teen holding a Rebel flag outside Little Rock Central High during the 1957 desegregation fight.