The Accidentally Horrible Lines From ‘Accidental Racist’

"A newfangled Django"? Confederate-flag love? A promise to forget slavery? What? LL and Brad Paisley really tried.  

Takeaway: Blackness and whiteness can be summed up by gold chains and Confederate flags, respectively. And if we could just forget about them, all would be well. Listen to it here and report back on whether you start feeling postracial.

All snark aside, though, maybe we’re being too critical? Is this remedial race dialogue set to music actually just what some Americans need? We can think of a CPAC attendee or two for whom “I just want to make things right” with respect to slavery could represent progress, compared with “They were lucky to get food and shelter.” Let us know what you think in the comments.

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