Miss SC Press Conf 263

New Miss SC Daja Dial supports removal of Confederate flag

During the Miss South Carolina pageant finals Saturday, Daja Dial was asked the hot button issue that’s on the tip of everyone’s tongue: whether Confederate memorabilia should be removed from the State House grounds.

“It’s a new South Carolina,” she said as the audience applauded. “We have made so much progress and it’s time to take it down. As Miss South Carolina I can lead this state into a new era. And that flag being taken down is representative of that. I’m in this moment right now for a reason. God has made this happen for a reason. I think it’s time for us to show what South Carolina is really like.”

And during the news conference held on Sunday, Dial, the new Miss South Carolina, stood behind her answer.


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