This morning I put up a Salad Bowl post about the badass filmmaker Bree Newsome who climbed the flagpole of the S.C. statehouse and took down the confederate flag. She was arrested with a white ally, James Tyson, and the flag put up immediately in time for a “don’t take away our racist cloth” rally. The flag is protected by state law and there’s video and a Color of Change petition circulating asking the state to drop the charges and an Indiegogo fund for their bail & legal fees. It’s also on the mainpage, but I don’t do that.
UPDATE: A friend of Ms. Newsome’s on FB is saying that she learned to climb TWO DAYS AGO just to do this. I so <3 this woman.