The Nightly Show Travels to Gettysburg

Larry Wilmore offers this brief commentary on the Confederate flag rally that took place this past weekend at Gettysburg. This is certainly not as entertaining as some of his earlier skits on the Confederate flag, but it is still worth watching.

Al Mackey has a nice write-up about what took place at his blog.

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4 comments… add one
  • Pat Young Mar 9, 2016 @ 16:37

    There is a lot they can do.

  • Patrick Jennings Mar 9, 2016 @ 12:07

    Sadly I agree, however, there is little the park can do. First Amendment rights are sacrosanct at National Park sites and the denial of one group to march would equal the denial to all. It is a tough place to be but I am glad the NPS acted professionally. They usually do.

  • Pat Young Mar 9, 2016 @ 9:02

    I wonder if this rally will further discourage African Americans from visiting Gettysburg.

    • Kevin Levin Mar 9, 2016 @ 9:04

      I thought the same thing. I understand the historical import of the Confederate battle flag at a place like Gettysburg as well as First Amendment concerns, but there is no getting around the fact that the flag is a big FU to African Americans.

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