Larry Wilmore Applauds the ‘Kickass Black Woman’ Who Took Down SC Confederate Flag

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“Yeah, that’s what I’m talking about. This is awesome!” Larry Wilmore exclaimed Monday night after watching video of activist Bree Newsome scale the flag pole outside the South Carolina Statehouse and descend with the Confederate flag in hand. “It’s kind of like that old saying: ‘If you want something done, wait around and do nothing until a kickass black woman comes along and does that shit for you.'”

“Kudos to Bree Newsome,” Wilmore continued. “I mean, The Nightly Show is with you, girl. What she did was amazing.” But if Newsome thought South Carolina officials wouldn’t have had the gumption to put the flag back up after arresting her, she was wrong. Within an hour, the Confederate flag was once again flying over the Capitol.

“Are you fucking kidding me?” Wilmore asked. “I mean, damn, the South. How many ways of not getting it can you not get it?”

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