2020-06-16 16:27:41

Bree Newsome Bass on the Movement to Topple Racist Statues Across the Globe

As protesters worldwide continue to topple monuments to racists, colonizers, and Confederates as part of the wave of demonstrations against racism and state violence.

Democracy Now! speaks to Bree Newsome Bass, artist and antiracist activist based in North Carolina, who five years ago was arrested at the state Capitol in South Carolina after scaling a 30-foot flagpole to remove the Confederate flag.

She says the current backlash against racist symbols reflects “impatience with the pace of incremental progress” both in the United States and elsewhere.

“People are tired of centuries of colonialism and white supremacist ideology.”

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