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RSS FeedsJuneteenth - not the Fourth of July - was the real Independence Day
(World News USA)

 
 

5 july 2020 02:23:44

 
Juneteenth - not the Fourth of July - was the real Independence Day
(World News USA)
 


I do not celebrate the 4th of July. This choice, which I made several years ago, is one that I wouldn`t previously have called expressly political. I didn`t stop celebrating the fourth of July in an attempt to formally renounce the occasion for its utter hypocrisy, though I certainly believe I would have been more than justified in holding that sentiment. I stopped observing the holiday because I felt ridiculous doing so. I won`t deny that the years I spent gathering with friends and family, wearing the colors red, white and blue, and staring upwards into an evening sky illuminated by dazzling light shows were, for me, filled with an irreplicable innocence and optimism. But as I moved into...


 
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