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Juneteenth to be a national holiday

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posted on Jun, 16 2021 @ 08:11 PM
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Juneteenth, a day to remember freedom for slaves.
The house passed the bill 415-14

Yay, I guess.
Not sure what decorations to put up for this one.
This will be another holiday for federal employees like Columbus Day that everyone else still works on.

“ WASHINGTON – The House passed legislation Wednesday that would make June 19, or Juneteenth — the date commemorating the day news of the Emancipation Proclamation reached Texas —a federal holiday. ”


“ The Juneteenth National Independence Day Act would grant every federal employee a day off to commemorate June 19, 1865, the day enslaved people in Galveston, Texas, discovered President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation freed enslaved African Americans in rebel states 2½ years earlier. The day is also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day.”

www.usatoday.com...


Thoughts or opinions?



posted on Jun, 16 2021 @ 08:17 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

all I can say is Yay!!! another 3 day weekend in the year for me!


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posted on Jun, 16 2021 @ 08:18 PM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22
Juneteenth, a day to remember freedom for slaves.
The house passed the bill 415-14

Yay, I guess.
Not sure what decorations to put up for this one.
This will be another holiday for federal employees like Columbus Day that everyone else still works on.

“ WASHINGTON – The House passed legislation Wednesday that would make June 19, or Juneteenth — the date commemorating the day news of the Emancipation Proclamation reached Texas —a federal holiday. ”


“ The Juneteenth National Independence Day Act would grant every federal employee a day off to commemorate June 19, 1865, the day enslaved people in Galveston, Texas, discovered President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation freed enslaved African Americans in rebel states 2½ years earlier. The day is also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day.”

www.usatoday.com...


Thoughts or opinions?


A national holiday??

A celebration???

A day off????

Why now? Why not 20 or 30 years ago?

Because the "black community" has cratered since then, massively, and it's all about stirring up history to deflect from modern FAILURE.

Eh, whatever.🤦🏾‍♂️







edit on 6/16/2021 by EternalShadow because: eta


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posted on Jun, 16 2021 @ 08:20 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

*shrugs*

Okay,

I'll be slaving awayn at my job regardless.



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posted on Jun, 16 2021 @ 08:23 PM
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The fact that you all have a problem with this is exactly why I'm such an ass on here lately. I have black friends who have always celebrated it. We should all celebrate it.

ATS: "jUnEtEeNtH? WhAt AbOuT aLLtEeNtH? aLL mOnThS mAtTeR!"



posted on Jun, 16 2021 @ 08:28 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

Anyone have a link to the actual legislation? Would be interesting to see what's actually tucked in there hidden, passed without a question because 'honoring slaves.'
edit on 16/6/2021 by dug88 because: (no reason given)


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posted on Jun, 16 2021 @ 08:30 PM
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originally posted by: LordAhriman
The fact that you all have a problem with this is exactly why I'm such an ass on here lately. I have black friends who have always celebrated it. We should all celebrate it.

ATS: "jUnEtEeNtH? WhAt AbOuT aLLtEeNtH? aLL mOnThS mAtTeR!"


We’ll try to virtue signal more often for you.


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posted on Jun, 16 2021 @ 08:33 PM
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What about the Navajos? When are they going to get their own national holiday?


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posted on Jun, 16 2021 @ 08:41 PM
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a reply to: starviego

Never. Because near genocide spurred on by railroad companies doesn't matter past lip service. Their skin isn't the correct shade.
edit on 16/6/2021 by dug88 because: Because there, their and they're are the dumbest words in the English language.


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posted on Jun, 16 2021 @ 08:42 PM
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What happens when the calendar gets filled with BS holidays? Invent extra days in the year or combine holidays like they do with sexual preferences?

Wait! I know! Just eliminate all the white holidays, they have to be racist if they're white anyway! I'll get woke some day I guess!

edit on 16-6-2021 by MichiganSwampBuck because: Added extra comments


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posted on Jun, 16 2021 @ 08:42 PM
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a reply to: LordAhriman

Good for you that you have friends that have celebrated this forever. The first I heard of it was last year as my company decided to make it a holiday. I've got no issue with the holiday, that name is pretty silly though, emancipation day would be much better.



posted on Jun, 16 2021 @ 08:43 PM
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originally posted by: starviego
What about the Navajos? When are they going to get their own national holiday?


We pandered to natives and let them have casinos.


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posted on Jun, 16 2021 @ 08:44 PM
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Nice sentiment, and all, but not really historically accurate.

The Emancipation Proclamation only "freed" slaves in southern states not under Union control: effectively nobody. It's like Churchill declaring that all Jews in Nazi occupied territories were free. Slavery was still legal in some Union states and Confederate states under Union control. Once the Confederacy surrendered, slavery was once again legal in those states, since they would then be under Union control.

It would make more sense to celebrate December 6, the day the 13th Amendment was ratified. But I guess the height of the Christmas shopping season would overshadow the holiday. Besides, who cares about historical accuracy anymore?



posted on Jun, 16 2021 @ 08:46 PM
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wanna bet that next,
cities will be renaming streets, juneteenth st, juneteenth ave, juneteenth blvd and juneteenth hwy. and parks playground juneteenth memorial playground, juneteenth national park, and anything else.

their just keep on pushing and pushing until they start some real serious sh@@.



posted on Jun, 16 2021 @ 08:51 PM
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originally posted by: Hypntick
a reply to: LordAhriman
The first I heard of it was last year


Color me shocked.



posted on Jun, 16 2021 @ 08:56 PM
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originally posted by: hounddoghowlie

wanna bet that next,
cities will be renaming streets, juneteenth st, juneteenth ave, juneteenth blvd and juneteenth hwy. and parks playground juneteenth memorial playground, juneteenth national park, and anything else.

their just keep on pushing and pushing until they start some real serious sh@@.



And those streets will be the most violent and dangerous in that city, like MLK Blvd.


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posted on Jun, 16 2021 @ 09:08 PM
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a reply to: LordAhriman

Yes, it is baffling at why in the hell taxpayers would bristle at yet another full day's worth of paycheck our taxes will fund for federal employees to sit around navel gazing and not actually working... OR, for the ones who do have to work, get paid time and half or double time just because it marks a day when something happened long, long ago. This #hole has been here since 1776... I'd say it is very likely that in those 245 years, *something* celebratable, commemorateable, memorable, arguably worthy of being named a wonderous holiday has occurred on all 365 days of the year. Given the statistical probability of that, WTF are we all doing working in the first place!?!? Eff it! Let's just award a federal holiday, paid day off, for every day and pay the federal employees to sit at home 365 days a year. Truth be told, most aspects of my life would likely improve if that happened and my overall costs would go down so let's do it.


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posted on Jun, 16 2021 @ 09:12 PM
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originally posted by: LordAhriman

originally posted by: Hypntick
a reply to: LordAhriman
The first I heard of it was last year


Color me shocked.


I am embarrassed to be white in your presence.



posted on Jun, 16 2021 @ 09:13 PM
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originally posted by: hounddoghowlie

wanna bet that next,
cities will be renaming streets, juneteenth st, juneteenth ave, juneteenth blvd and juneteenth hwy. and parks playground juneteenth memorial playground, juneteenth national park, and anything else.

their just keep on pushing and pushing until they start some real serious sh@@.


"Juneteenth", which is already loaded up to my autocorrect surprisingly, is a simpletons summary.

Why not just the date?

Like Hollywood, our Reps are without ideas on how they should navigate all this pandering and postering.

Those 14 Republicans that voted "Nay", guaranteed a discussion into the summer "of love"..if you catch my drift..



posted on Jun, 16 2021 @ 09:13 PM
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originally posted by: burdman30ott6


Okay, I'm fine with canceling Columbus day. Let's get rid of that one and do Juneteenth.




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