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Byron Thomas, 19, a student at USCB holds a Confederate battle flag in his dormitory room Wednesday in Okatie, S.C. Byron Thomas says a class research project made him realize the flag’s real meaning has been hijacked.

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Black student sparks debate with Confederate flag

A black college student who drew complaints for displaying a Confederate flag in his dorm room window said he sees the banner as a symbol of Southern pride and not racism.

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