A video of a Black man named Daniel Sims protesting the removal of confederate monuments in Alabama has gone viral. Sims spoke to a reporter, explaining that he was adopted by a white family, and added, “My grandfather was white and he was the main one that fought in this war here and he’s taught me everything I know.”
Sims went on to speak about the Confederate monuments, stating, “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.”
— Anntensity (@anntensity) August 13, 2020
The video of Sims drew comparisons to Clayton Bigsby, the Chappelle’s Show character who is a blind Black man that is the leader of a local Ku Klux Klan chapter.