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Photo: Some Jerks Wear The Confederate Flag Through Chinatown

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The above photo is a reminder that even in Blue State California, us Liberal Coastal Elites aren't immune to bigotry and idiocy.Reader Rory Mitchell snapped this procession making their way through Chinatown on Sunday afternoon, around at the intersection of Broadway and Alpine Street. In his picture caption, he said he was "ashamed and angered" to see these guys in the wild, and told LAist he tried to track them down to talk on camera, but to no avail.

No matter how many mental hoops you want to jump through, there's no escaping the fact that the Confederate flag is just flat-out racist and bigoted. And to openly sport the flag on yourself just days after the tragic shooting in Charleston, South Carolina... you're clearly being an insensitive jerk with no regard for decency.