I thought I would be happy, like over the moon, but the way white people are reacting over it is killing the high.
We've been celebrating Juneteenth for as long as I can remember, but white people are acting as if they gave us a gift.
Well here's the thing BOB - THERE WOULD BE NO NEED TO CELEBRATE JUNETEENTH IN THE FIRST PLACE IF WE HADN'T BEEN ENSLAVED!!!!!!!!!
In your glee, ya'll have seemed to forget why we have it in the first place. This wasn't a countries independence from a crappy overlord from across the pond.
This was the end of the forced enslavement of millions of innocent men, women, and children. It was literally the end of mass genocide...........................
Oh, Wait! it didn't end and it hasn't ended, it's just changed.
Like seriously shaking my head over here.
It almost feels like a repeat of what Stokely Carmichael said on October 29th, 1966 when he spoke at Berkeley college.
" I maintain that every civil rights bill in this country was passed for white people, not for black people. For example, I am black. I know that. I also know that while I am black I am a human being, and therefore I have the right to go into any public place. White people didn't know that. Every time I tried to go into a place they stopped me. So some boys had to write a bill to tell that white man, "He’s a human being; don’t stop him." That bill was for that white man, not for me. I knew it all the time. I knew it all the time.
I knew that I could vote and that that wasn’t a privilege; it was my right. Every time I tried I was shot, killed or jailed, beaten or economically deprived. So somebody had to write a bill for white people to tell them, "When a black man comes to vote, don’t bother him." That bill, again, was for white people, not for black people; so that when you talk about open occupancy, I know I can live anyplace I want to live. It is white people across this country who are incapable of allowing me to live where I want to live. You need a civil rights bill, not me. I know I can live where I want to live." - Stokely Carmichael, Black Power Speech