I don’t begrudge people for celebrating the 4th of July.
You get a day off from work, and you can spend time with your family, fire up the grill, and watch some fireworks, but don’t get it twisted. While the holiday celebrates America’s independence from England, we still aren’t free.
Independence Day (colloquially the Fourth of July) is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the Declaration of Independence, which was ratified by the Second Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, establishing the United States of America.
The Founding Father delegates of the Second Continental Congress declared that the Thirteen Colonies were no longer subject (and subordinate) to the monarch of Britain, King George III, and were now united, free, and independent states. The Congress voted to approve independence by passing the Lee Resolution on July 2 and adopted the Declaration of Independence two days later, on July 4.
Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, political speeches, and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the national day of the United States.
Look at the year.
So, white people in America have been free from England for over 200 years, but black people were SLAVES during that time. They wouldn’t technically be free for almost another hundred years and let’s be honest, it wasn’t like black people in 1865 were treated well after slavery was abolished.
It took another hundred years to give a Civil Rights act, and once again, let’s be honest, it wasn’t like black people were treated well in 1964 after the Civil Rights bill was passed.
Fast forward to almost another 60 years, and not just black people but other minorities and people of different sexual orientations are not FREE in the United States of America. That is a fallacy.
I feel bad for Brittney Griner, but she is a lesbian black woman in a foreign country. Do you really think she can count on the government to get her out?
Flip the page for her letter to the President.
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