Larry Wilmore Schools the South on Its Secession

Slavery was the reason for secession. Period.

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As America approaches the 150th commemoration of the start of the Civil War, Larry Wilmore, the senior black correspondent of The Daily Show, sets the record straight on the South's motives for secession.

"Saying slavery was the cause of secession isn't politically correct. It's correct, correct," Wilmore says. "No one wants to take away your pecan pie, William Faulkner or sweet tea. Just admit you fought a war over your right to keep slaves. No one's saying you invented slavery, but you held onto it like a m-----f-----."

Watch the video below or on The Daily Show's Web site.

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