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nnnnn hundred fifty years after the end of the civil war southern battle flag is finally going out a favor was to some symbol of southern pride is now being shunned as an emblem of hate braced by white supremacists , u. s. flag makers in several states reached by reuters say they will stop manufacturing and selling confederate flags in the wake of last week's massacre in charleston south carolina where white gunman shot and killed nine black church goers , in a statement on tuesday employees at the valley forge flag a hundred thirty three year old company in lane south carolina said they hope to quote help foster racial unity and tolerance in the u. s. company sells millions of flags every year but the confederate banner makes up only a small fraction of that business , during the backlash warner brothers who said they'll stop licensing the iconic generally car from dukes of hazzard , it follows retailers including walmart sears in ebay who've ban sales of confederate merchandise well south carolina's assembly undergoes a complicated vote to take down the flag and alabama governor robert bentley just ordered it down at the capitol building without any fanfare or legal wrangling , he said he didn't want to become a distraction