This woman, Bree Newsome, climbed up a 30 foot pole to take down the confederate flag in Columbia, South Carolina (the state capitol). She ignored demands from the police to climb down about halfway through and was arrested when she got back down.
The flag was of course put back up in time for what USA Today laughably calls a “pro-flag rally,” but what we might call, “A white supremacist rally” or “a gathering of bigoted dumbasses” scheduled for 11am today. Hope some people show up with #FreeBree signs.
Someone just posted about her Mom taking down a confederate flag from a frathouse in 1980. I’m embarrassed not to know about this tradition of rope-climbing black women badasses. Now I’m even more embarrassed at my laziness about getting up out of bed this morning.