Confederate Memorial Day and the broader culture of Confederate remembrance is a regular and easy target for late night comedians and other commentators. The Daily Show has gone after it for years [see here, here, and here].
Last night Trevor Noah offered some observations about this year’s marking of Confederate Memorial Day.
The skit deserves a chuckle or two, but it misses the dramatic shift that has taken place within the South over the past few years regarding how the Confederacy is commemorated and remembered in public spaces. Communities are removing and/or debating what to do with their Confederate monuments. Confederate battle flags are coming down from public spaces.