In the states of Mississippi and Alabama, Wednesday was a state holiday known as Confederate Memorial Day. And Trevor Noah had a lot to say about the occasion on Wednesday night’s episode of “The Daily Show.”
“Can I just say, that is f—ed up on so many levels,” Noah said.
While it’s been 152 years since the end of the US Civil War, some Southern states on this day still honour those who died fighting to break away from the Union over, principally, slavery.
Noah imagined how the holiday could get very uncomfortable.
“What are black people supposed to do on this holiday?” the host asked. “If you’re a black person in one of these states, what are you supposed to do? You’re just sitting around like, ‘Man, this is some bulls—. So I either don’t get the day off, or I support slavery? Man, I’ll take the day off, but I’m watching BET the whole time.'”
Trevor pointed out that some people who celebrate Confederate Memorial Day acknowledge that it is racist, but “they just don’t give a f—.”
You can watch the entire segment below:
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