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July 4th and African Americans #2844527
07/05/19 06:59 AM
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So some African Americans, that i have seen on Facebook, don’t/won’t celebrate Independence Day because of slavery? I guess i don’t understand crazy

Last edited by sanderson; 07/05/19 07:15 AM.

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Re: July 4th and African Americans [Re: sanderson] #2844530
07/05/19 07:05 AM
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They celebrate Juneteenth instead. Sorry you missed it. You'll have to wait 11 months now.

For those that aren't familiar, Juneteenth is celebrated on a day in the middle of June which is the approximate time that word reached the outer stretches of the slave states of the Emancipation Proclamation. Since it didn't happen on one particular date, just a general date is used. The celebration began in Texas as this was one of the more distant slave states. From a Black person's perspective, you can understand how this can be an independence day for them, however I know plenty that hold the 4th dear also. Many of those, not surprisingly, served in the military and are as patriotic as anyone.

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Re: July 4th and African Americans [Re: sanderson] #2844534
07/05/19 07:10 AM
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That's a really broad generalization. I'm pretty sure most of them don't feel that way.

Re: July 4th and African Americans [Re: sanderson] #2844560
07/05/19 07:45 AM
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I don’t know that they are actually celebrating Independence Day, but around here they’ve taken full advantage of of the opportunity to illegally shoot fireworks and celebratory gunfire to all hours of the night.

Re: July 4th and African Americans [Re: sanderson] #2844561
07/05/19 07:45 AM
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A lot dont celebrate fathers day either.

Re: July 4th and African Americans [Re: Jakethesnake] #2844595
07/05/19 08:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Jakethesnake
A lot dont celebrate fathers day either.


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Re: July 4th and African Americans [Re: Out back] #2844601
07/05/19 08:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Out back
That's a really broad generalization. I'm pretty sure most of them don't feel that way.


Very broad. I’m friends with a lot of good people who happen to be African American. Some times we need to just go talk to our neighbors and quit buying in to what the media feeds us

Re: July 4th and African Americans [Re: sanderson] #2844607
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The hyphenated blacks hate everything about America. But black Americans love this country because they have love in their hearts not hate for a country that not only enslaved their race but also has fought and died for their and all of our freedoms. I not only served with many but I also employed some fine black folks. Ones heart has to be open before you can change their mind.


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Re: July 4th and African Americans [Re: sanderson] #2844618
07/05/19 09:19 AM
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Some just can't be happy about anything. Stop living in the past. Yesterday is gone, live today and plan for tomorrow

Re: July 4th and African Americans [Re: sanderson] #2844630
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Race has nothing to do with it. Keep in mind how many whites it took to vote Doug Jones in. There is your problem.

Re: July 4th and African Americans [Re: sanderson] #2844668
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There is just as many sorry white people as there is African Americans.

PS - I'm white.

Re: July 4th and African Americans [Re: sanderson] #2844672
07/05/19 10:35 AM
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Originally Posted by sanderson
So some African Americans:

Does not seem broad to me....he said SOME

Re: July 4th and African Americans [Re: sanderson] #2844681
07/05/19 10:46 AM
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I hate the term African American, it's divisive. Meant to separate the races. We are all AMERICANS. Be Careful BPI, some Aldeer sorority gurls helped put Jones in office. Some here have a problem with common sense. Some here still harbor negative feelings towards the President and can't admit up much good he has done! Face it common sense isn't common. Trump has our Country running towards greatness and many can't stand it.
God Bless America and President Trump. How many didn't feel their chest swell during those flyovers yesterday!

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Re: July 4th and African Americans [Re: perchjerker] #2844696
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Originally Posted by perchjerker
I hate the term African American, it's divisive. Meant to separate the races. We are all AMERICANS. Be Careful BPI, some Aldeer sorority gurls helped put Jones in office. Some here have a problem with common sense. Some here still harbor negative feelings towards the President and can't admit up much good he has done! Face it common sense isn't common. Trump has our Country running towards greatness and many can't stand it.
God Bless America and President Trump. How many didn't feel their chest swell during those flyovers yesterday!

flag flag flag flag flag flag

Well said Perch. I know people who are seething with rage and hatred BECAUSE the country is doing so well with Trump at the helm. To quote Larry the cable Guy: "It's like Elton John thumbing through a Hustler magazine....it don't make no sense".
As for your other point...African American, BET, NAACP, Black History Month, Congressional Black Caucus etc are all divisive and encourage segregation IMO.

Last edited by daylate; 07/05/19 11:16 AM.
Re: July 4th and African Americans [Re: sanderson] #2844717
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You’re either American or you’re not. Nothing African about America.


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Re: July 4th and African Americans [Re: Mdees] #2844731
07/05/19 12:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Mdees
I don’t know that they are actually celebrating Independence Day, but around here they’ve taken full advantage of of the opportunity to illegally shoot fireworks and celebratory gunfire to all hours of the night.

Hell that's just a normal day in the hood


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Re: July 4th and African Americans [Re: sanderson] #2844732
07/05/19 12:43 PM
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My dad was white and hated to buy me fireworks for the 4th.


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Re: July 4th and African Americans [Re: daylate] #2844734
07/05/19 12:45 PM
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Originally Posted by daylate
Originally Posted by sanderson
So some African Americans:

Does not seem broad to me....he said SOME

I believe that was the edit. I wasn't slamming sanderson, but the original comment was a rather broad stoke.

Re: July 4th and African Americans [Re: Wambaw] #2844738
07/05/19 12:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Wambaw
There is just as many sorry white people as there is African Americans.

PS - I'm white.

which is pretty sad considering they make up 13% of the population to our 76% you'd think sorry ass white people would out number them by at least 5 to 1

Last edited by GKelly; 07/05/19 12:52 PM.
Re: July 4th and African Americans [Re: Out back] #2844748
07/05/19 01:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Out back
Originally Posted by daylate
Originally Posted by sanderson
So some African Americans:

Does not seem broad to me....he said SOME

I believe that was the edit. I wasn't slamming sanderson, but the original comment was a rather broad stoke.

My apologies...I missed the edit.

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