Scott Douglas, activist and executive director of the Greater Birmingham Ministries, was a guest on The Colbert Report on Monday and discussed Alabama’s tough anti-immigration law in context of the civil rights movement.

Many people told Douglas he was brave before going on the show but he did so anyway because he wanted to get his message across: “We don’t need 50 immigration laws across America, we need one comprehensive law that’s just and fair for everyone.”

Douglas told the Birmingham News that people gave him a lot of advice, and the best he said was to remember that Colbert “is the comedian, not me.”

Even when Colbert tried to derail him, Douglas did an amazing job and kept to his talking points, he delivered meaningful context and more impressively he managed to slip two MLK quotes in to the 5-minute interview.



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