"Cancel Culture" Series: July 4th vs. Juneteenth
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On July 4, 1776 colonist declared their freedom from Great Britain, birthing what is now known as the United States of America. However, this only meant freedom for white Americans, blacks were still enslaved.
So, "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July"? This question was posed by Frederick Douglass. At the height of Independence Day celebrations, slave owners typically held slave auctions to prevent slaves from even thinking about liberty for themselves.
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Is this cause enough for celebration by every American?
Some say Juneteenth is America's true Independence day because the end of slavery is when every American was considered to be free.
The revolution is being televised and people are dismantling Confederate statues all over the country because they are reminders of white supremacy and racism.
So again I ask, what about July 4th?
Are you replacing July 4th, with Juneteenth, and therefore canceling America's Independence day?
Or, will you celebrate both from now on?
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