Candace Owens tweeted that Juneteenth was “lame” and “divisive” and wouldn’t celebrate it and would celebrate the Fourth of July instead. Bill Maher hated that they played the Black National Anthem at this past Monday’s football game and called it “segregation”.
The problems with both of these statements is that these people and anyone who agreed with them either has zero sense of history or is outright ignoring and/or lying about it. Black people weren’t even considered citizens when the Fourth of July became a holiday. Black people were still slaves during that time!
Black people were also still slaves when the American National Anthem was written. The American National Anthem was written by Francis Scott Key. Who is Francis Scott Key? He was a slaveowner! And he was leader of the American Colonization Society, which sent freed slaves to Africa because that organization believed upper class white people couldn’t live amongst black people (Yet, they’re calling black people divisive? You support an anthem written by someone who was part of an organization that didn’t believe blacks and whites could live together. 😒). Even though he freed some of his slaves, he was anti abolitionist. He did not support immediate ending to slavery.
People are so adamant about a holiday and a song that didn’t have black people in mind at all when they were created, but they want to call black people “divisive” if they choose not to celebrate the holiday or stand for that song. And more than likely the people who created the holiday and the song are racists.
And it’s funny how so many people want to call black people “divisive” for wanting to celebrate Juneteenth and have their anthem included in sports events as well, but black people celebrate every holiday in the year with white people EVERY year. Black people always stand for the American National Anthem.
But white people and coon black people can’t celebrate ONE holiday with us. White people and black coons can’t support a song about our people ONE time. Who’s really the divisive ones? Which holiday and song is the real divisive one?
And why is it that America is allowed to celebrate their freedom from British rule, but black people aren’t allowed to celebrate their freedom from slavery? And before anyone says, “No black people living in America today were ever slaves, so there’s no reason to celebrate it”, we can say, “No American living today were ever under British rule”. So, by that logic, we shouldn’t be celebrating that, either.
Black people, STOP letting whites and coons call you divisive for wanting to like and celebrate something that’s for your people, especially if you celebrate everything else about every other group of people! You’re not dividing this country for wanting to celebrate Juneteenth and wanting to accept the Black National Anthem, “Lift Every Voice And Sing”, as well. You can do both of those things and still be accepting of other holidays and songs.
This country was already divided long ago! And it’s going to continue to be divided for a very long time because of the history this country has. It’s not something that’s going to easily go away. It’s not something you can just stop talking about. NEVER let anyone blame our people for that!
White people divided this country when they brought slavery. White people divided this country with racist laws that went on for centuries. White people divided this country when they tore black families apart during slavery when they sold children, husbands, and wives away from each other. White people divided this country when they literally put up signs telling black people that they weren’t allowed in certain places. White people divided this country when they literally invented the concept of race and decided to discriminate against people based off that.
Racist police officers divided this country when they beat and kill unarmed people. Not black people for protesting against it. White people are divisive when they have done racist things to black people for centuries. Not black people for talking about it.
America wants black people to “forget about and get over” slavery and all the racist history it has, but tells everyone else to never forget when something bad happens to America.
Black people, you should NEVER forget this country’s racist history towards our people! And you should NEVER trust anyone who tells you to do that, especially if they never forget about anything horrible that happened to them. Don’t let white people blame you for mess THEY created!
Stuff like this is exactly why it’s very important for every black person to KNOW THEIR HISTORY. So we can catch stuff like this. If we don’t know our history, we’re going to think white people are right when they call us divisive for these things when really they are lying and gaslighting. Read history books regularly! If you don’t have books, read history articles online. It doesn’t matter as long as you read it and never forget it! Teach your children to read history, too! Don’t gloss over or sugarcoat a single thing!
I understand white people calling black people divisive for stupid reasons because that’s the type of people they are. But black people should know better. If you call black people divisive for wanting to celebrate Juneteenth, or for any reason for that matter, especially if you never call white people divisive for anything that they do, you have forgotten about your history and hate your people!