Larry Wilmore: Take Confederate flag down (Video)

By | June 26, 2015 at 11:59 am | No comments | Audio/Video, News, TV/Movies | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Larry Wilmore addressed the nation last night with his take on the nationwide debate over the Confederate flag. In the wake of the deadly church shooting in South Carolina, Governor Nikki Haley called for the removal of the the flag from the capital building grounds. On The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, the comedian made comedically solemn points about why the states should just “take the damn flag down.” In a tone clearly influenced by his eight years at Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, he explained the history of the flag that represented the Civil War’s seceded rebels. Citing the South’s then-Vice President’s Corner-Stone speech, called such being the cornerstone of the rebellious faction, he reminded us that the Confederacy’s government was based on “the great truth that the negro is not equal to the white man.”

Wilmore’s suggestion? Take the flag down now and debate why you should put it back up later. Check it out.

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