These days we can use a black superhero. Just in the knick of time–superheroes’ favorite time to arrive–climbing into the clouds to rescue us from the symbols of racist oppression comes Super-Bree!
Bree Newsome, filmmaker and activist did what people have been talking about doing all week. She climbed the pole behind the South Carolina State house and took the Confederate flag down. In a statement Newsome and other concerned citizens said:
Deciding to do what the SC Legislature has thus far neglected to do, the group took down the symbol of white supremacy that inspired the massacre, continued to fly at full mast in defiance of South Carolina’s grief, and flew in defiance of everyone working to actualize a more equitable Carolinian future.
Now that’s how you work a pole!