Saying the Confederate flag is an "archaic symbol of racist oppression," Jon Stewart Wednesday night celebrated the beginning of the removal of the flag from state houses and stores.
"Taking down the flag only 150 years after the South surrendered and 20 years after NASCAR did it, congratulations!," Stewart quipped.
Stewart did find time to mock one man who is using the "slippery slope" argument to complain about the flag's removal.
"Let me explain to you how the 'slippery slope' argument usually works," Stewart said. "Usually when you do the 'slippery slope' argument, you like to end it in something bad."
"So you don't go like, 'the next thing you know, black children won't have to go to schools named after men who wouldn't have allowed them to learn how to read.'"