January
Florida abolishes affirmative action in public schools and public contracting.

February
The Tulsa Race Riot Commission recommends to the Oklahoma state legislature that reparations be paid to the survivors of the Tulsa Race Riots of 1921.

April
The South Carolina Senate passes a compromise bill that would remove the Confederate battle flag from above the state capitol and place it next to a confederate war memorial. The flag is finally lowered from the capitol dome on July 1st.