But this step is a big one.
Getting South Carolina - the hotbed of secession since the days of John C. Calhoun, the source of discord and segregation for more than a century - to lower the Confederate Battle Flag is a BFD. The symbol of hating a federal government that insists on equality before the law and between all citizens, the symbol of a Lost Cause far too many want to keep fighting, a flag that flew in public as a sign that the hatred supporting that heritage was tolerated at the least... That symbol no longer flies. Racism no longer carries an official seal of approval.
As for that flagpole, I recommend flying the Moultrie Flag as it has historic value.
Also, props to Bree Newsome. And to some awesome fanart:
Now for the hard part: convincing more people to stop being haters over race, stopping the fear-mongering out there causing unjust division among Americans.