Happy Juneteenth

It’s time this nation stops pretending our past is so rosy. We haven’t been cleansed of our original sin.


Don’t you think that it is an insult to saddle Blacks with a holiday name that is based on illiteracy?


It would sound more dignified to call it Freedom Day or Emancipation Day.

Juneteenth sounds too cutsipie in my humble opinion. :roll_eyes:

It’s over, you can call down now over telling Blacks the appropriate way to celebrate.


‘The origins of Juneteenth date back to June 19, 1865 , when Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger, a U.S. Army officer and Union General during the Civil War, issued an order in Galveston, Texas, announcing that all slaves were free under the Emancipation Proclamation.’

'Gordon Granger (November 6, 1821 – January 10, 1876) was a Republican, career U.S. Army officer, and a Union general during the American Civil War, where he distinguished himself at the Battle of Chickamauga.

Let’s not pretend that the Republicans then are anything like the Republicans now.


Interesting that you focused on what it was called. Anything to avoid discussing the actual problem in America at the time.


I always considered slavery to be abhorrent. I am glad to see that you agree with me. :grin:

Speaking of which, do you remember the Great Democrat George Wallace? :roll_eyes:

Yes, I remember Democrats before Nixon’s southern strategy as well.

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