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The 'VICE Does America' Crew Clashed with Confederate-Loving Civil War Reenactors in Alabama

VICE sent a black dude, a Muslim guy, and an immigrant lady to a Civil War reenactment down in Jacksonville and shit went from zero to 100 real quick.

by VICE Staff
Aug 11 2016, 6:45pm

The premise behind VICE Does America is pretty straight forward: send a black guy, a Muslim dude, and a Spanish immigrant lady into the dark heart of America and see what happens. Like so much of this country, the results are often hilarious and horrific. This episode is no different.

Our heroes Abdullah Saeed, Wilbert L. Cooper, and Martina de Alba take us to Pointe-aux-Chenes, Louisiana, to meet with Choctaw Native Americans who are losing their way of life as oil companies carve up their lands. The hosts hang out in the small Southern community and eat delicious seafood, learn how to shrimp, and see firsthand how unrestricted business interests can wreak havoc on the lives of everyday people.

Then the team makes its way over to Jacksonville, Alabama, to slip into 1860s-era garb and take part in a Civil War reenactment. Things go pretty well until the reenactors reveal themselves to be more than just history buffs. They're also rebel flag-waving good ol' boys who can't help but make asses of themselves.

Watch the whole episode above and be sure to tune into VICELAND next Wednesday at 10 PM to see the last chapter in Abdullah, Martina, and Wilbert's journey across the United States of America.