Some cute kids used swear words to explain why the Confederate flag is — and always has been — a symbol of racist hatred.
The latest video from the activist group FCKH8, which uses foul-mouthed children to make provocative points about discrimination, tackles claims that the Confederate flag stands for heritage, not hate.
“If we’re having this much trouble getting rid of a symbol of racism, we are in deep sh*t getting rid of real racism,” two girls say together.
The multiracial group of kids argues against a stereotypical sweaty, white “southerner” character wearing a greasy Confederate flag cap.
The kids take turns explaining how the Confederacy was explicitly founded to preserve African slavery, and its battle flag has been used ever since as a symbol of white supremacy.
“With the Nazi swastika being banned in most of Europe, skinheads use the Confederate flag in its place,” one girl says. “Coinky-dink?”
The kids explain that Confederate symbols were added to Southern state flags in the 1950s and 1960s as a reaction to federal efforts to advance civil rights for black Americans.
“Celebrating the ugliness of the Civil War to oppose civil rights?” one girl says.
The children point out that the white supremacist who gunned down nine black churchgoers two months ago in South Carolina frequently displayed the Confederate flag.
“This flag is a symbol for the N-word,” one boy says, and one of the girls chimes in. “It deserves the F-word.”
“The Confederate flag is a symbol for losers — like, literally,” another girl says. “They lost.”
Watch the entire video posted online by FCKH8: