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For many of us, the Confederate flag conjures up a wide range of emotions and thoughts Last month, the Confederate battle flag whipped up controversy on the campus of University of South Carolina at Beaufort.

One student fought for the right to hang the Confederate flag in his dorm room window.

Not a white student. A black student fought for what he says he believes in.

18 year-old Byron Thomas, a North Augusta, SC, native and freshman at USCB, is African American. He wants the right to hang the flag in his dorm room window.

After multiple complaints, Thomas was told the flag must come out of the window.

“To me it is a heritage thing and a pride thing. It is not a racist thing whatsoever,” Thomas told WTOC.

Thomas is, all of a sudden, the most popular guy on the Beaufort campus after his Youtube video explaining his position on the flag went viral along with being featured on CNN.

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