Roommates, a Black man from Alabama is currently trending on social media due to a now-viral interview with a local Alabama news outlet in which he proudly voices his support for the Confederate Flag and monuments. In the short clip, Daniel Sims explains why he supports the Confederate flag and also reveals that he was adopted and raised by a white family.
Daniel Sims, who is a member of the Alabama Captain John Rayburn Camp 452 Sons of Confederate Veterans, said “Regardless of how the next person feels, I’m not going to take my flag down. If I got anything to do with it, ain’t no monument going to come down.”
Sims, who is Black, explained that he was adopted when he was three years old, by a white family. “My whole family’s white. I went to all white school. Grew up in an all-white neighborhood. My grandfather was white and he was the main one that fought in this war here and he’s taught me everything I know,” said Sims.
He continued, stating how he would personally feel if the Confederate flag and statues were relocated or removed.
“It may make my blood boil if they just come up here and feel like they can just tear it down. I don’t see me still living if they do that right there. That monument ain’t hurting nobody. That monument ain’t killing a soul. It’s ain’t talking bad to nobody. It’s ain’t even racist.”
His interview instantly went viral, with many on social media comparing him to the popular character that Dave Chapelle played on his sketch show, Clayton Bigsby.
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