NAACP CEO Commends ‘Patriotic Gutsiness’ of Activist Who Took Down Confederate Flag

In an on MSNBC’s “Melissa Harris-Perry,” NAACP President and CEO Cornell Williams Brooks commended Bree Newsome, the civil rights activist who climbed the flag pole and removed the Confederate flag at the South Carolina state capitol, on her “patriotic gutsiness.”

“I want to say to my sister, Bree, as a son of South Carolina and President of the NAACP, I commend your patriotic gutsiness in terms of retrieving that flag. The battle is far from over. The NAACP maintained an economic boycott for 15 years running to bring down that flag.”

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