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7.16.09

My Turn, Your Turn: ACC baseball tournament

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By Gary McNair - bio|email

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - I just don't understand the Atlantic Coast Conference. 

Earlier this month the ACC decided to move their conference championships out of Myrtle Beach. 

The reason for this decision can be found on the grounds at the state capitol in South Carolina.  It's in Columbia - not Myrtle Beach. There's a memorial there to those who died in the Civil War, and it includes the confederate flag.

It seems to me there are two very common sense views on this. 

First - I understand why people take offense to the confederate flag.  I really do.  Yes it is a part of our heritage, but that does not make it a flattering part of times past. 

The other common sense point of view is that the memorial at the state capitol has been in place for nearly a decade.

So, I am just wondering, if the ACC was so offended by the confederate flag - why did they schedule the tournaments in South Carolina in the first place?

Almost 150 years have passed since the end of the Civil War.  Isn't it a shame we are still fighting amongst ourselves?

That's my turn.  Now it's your turn.  To comment on this segment, or anything else, email me at yourturn@wect.com

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