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(CNBC)   Juneteenth passes Congress. Welcome to our new federal holiday   (cnbc.com) divider line
    More: Hero, Abraham Lincoln, Emancipation Proclamation, United States Congress, Washington, D.C., American Civil War, Slavery in the United States, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, Maryland  
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2021-06-16 7:37:22 PM  
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2021-06-16 7:44:41 PM  
Excellent!
 
2021-06-16 7:46:25 PM  
This is completely awesome, but there is a lot more work that needs to happen.
 
2021-06-16 7:47:41 PM  
Northeast Pa. Schools do not even consistently recognize MLK day yet.
 
2021-06-16 7:48:15 PM  
Sweet. Now hopefully now that we have a holiday we can actually end slavery in the US for everyone.
 
2021-06-16 7:49:33 PM  
Terrific. Juneteenth is now a federal holiday for reasons teachers won't be allowed to explain to their students out of fear of Critical Race Theory backlash.
 
2021-06-16 7:50:48 PM  
Great - so, can I go to the Post Office on Saturday, or should I plan ahead?

sinner4ever: Northeast Pa. Schools do not even consistently recognize MLK day yet.


Many Southern states don't either, or replace it with Confederate memorials.  I can guarantee you my little Alaskan town won't honor it, we don't get most of the Fed holidays anyway.
 
2021-06-16 7:50:48 PM  
As had been said. Juneteenth will be a holiday. But teaching about why it's a holiday will be against the law.
 
2021-06-16 7:51:53 PM  

Badmoodman: Terrific. Juneteenth is now a federal holiday for reasons teachers won't be allowed to explain to their students out of fear of Critical Race Theory backlash.


Our state legislature is holding up ARPA funds for libraries, because they're writing the guidelines about how they can't be used to teach Critical Race Theory.  It's f*cking idiotic.
 
2021-06-16 8:08:43 PM  
What are the odds that GQPers, like Louie Gohmert, will ask what date the Juneteenth holiday is on.
 
2021-06-16 8:15:07 PM  
Oh are they going to be mad.
Good
And good.
 
2021-06-16 9:24:56 PM  
So we all get Friday off? (Observed)
 
2021-06-16 10:14:46 PM  

Badmoodman: What are the odds that GQPers, like Louie Gohmert, will ask what date the Juneteenth holiday is on.


Gohmert will ask which MONTH it's in.
 
2021-06-16 11:14:52 PM  

capt_sensible: This is completely awesome, but there is a lot more work that needs to happen.


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To be fair, some people wanted it, but systemic change would be much better option.
 
2021-06-16 11:32:53 PM  
I would have rather seen Election Day become a federal holiday first named in honor of John Lewis if I had any say in it. Now, I get to watch Black Independence Day become commercialized with sales and other bullcrap.
 
2021-06-16 11:41:58 PM  

Somacandra: capt_sensible: This is completely awesome, but there is a lot more work that needs to happen.

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To be fair, some people wanted it, but systemic change would be much better option.


Systemic change is iterative.

This is an iteration.

Still work to do.
 
2021-06-17 12:03:05 AM  
In my house my son has been taught about Juneteenth since he was a toddler since his birthday is Juneteenth. Now his birthday is going to be a federal holiday, which is a pretty nice gift!
 
2021-06-17 12:15:13 AM  

Brosephus: I would have rather seen Election Day become a federal holiday first named in honor of John Lewis if I had any say in it. Now, I get to watch Black Independence Day become commercialized with sales and other bullcrap.


McConnell allowed Juneteenth to pass but won't approve an Election Day holiday because of the supposed economic impact. I wonder what his and the GQP's reaction would be if someone were to propose a swap that would actually accomplish something.
 
2021-06-17 12:32:31 AM  

LaViergeNoire: In my house my son has been taught about Juneteenth since he was a toddler since his birthday is Juneteenth. Now his birthday is going to be a federal holiday, which is a pretty nice gift!


I'm frequently surprised at how many people don't know WTF Juneteenth is. Our education system is garbage, run by white supremacists in TX.
 
2021-06-17 12:36:50 AM  
God Bless America
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2021-06-17 12:58:16 AM  
Can we get a good voting rights act since most of the new bills target communities of color?

Hello?
 
2021-06-17 12:58:34 AM  
The House passed the legislation in a 415-14 vote, with only Republicans voting against it.

I don't have the words. I'm actually at a loss for words.
 
2021-06-17 1:00:39 AM  
I'm just impressed this guy managed not to say "Let's call a spade a spade." He's still a gigantic asshole, but you know, baby steps.

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2021-06-17 1:01:05 AM  
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2021-06-17 1:01:05 AM  

misanthropicsob: Can we get a good voting rights act since most of the new bills target communities of color?

Hello?


That wouldn't be bipartisan.
 
2021-06-17 1:01:17 AM  

Somacandra: capt_sensible: This is completely awesome, but there is a lot more work that needs to happen.

some[Fark user image image 750x467]

To be fair, some people wanted it, but systemic change would be much better option.


This.

If there's anything we can count on our government to accomplish, it's token gestures that don't actually change or fix anything.

This holiday isn't a bad thing. It just isn't a substitute for structural change, and we need to be vigilant in reminding them of this.
 
2021-06-17 1:02:29 AM  

Badmoodman: Terrific. Juneteenth is now a federal holiday for reasons teachers won't be allowed to explain to their students out of fear of Critical Race Theory backlash.


There is ALWAYS a loophole- frame the reason behind Juneteenth as the glorious positive values of America defeating the corrupt and cruel Southern plantation owners who strayed from the Founders' original intentions in their human trafficking practices.
 
2021-06-17 1:03:06 AM  

hissatsu: I'm just impressed this guy managed not to say "Let's call a spade a spade." He's still a gigantic asshole, but you know, baby steps.

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I'm starting to suspect that when people say "regardless of race" they might be racist.
 
2021-06-17 1:03:37 AM  

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Careful, Cori--your white colleagues might demand you "clarify" those statements if you're not careful!
 
2021-06-17 1:04:02 AM  

hissatsu: I'm just impressed this guy managed not to say "Let's call a spade a spade." He's still a gigantic asshole, but you know, baby steps.

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Wait, what's wrong with saying "let's call a spade a spade"?
 
2021-06-17 1:04:45 AM  

casual disregard: The House passed the legislation in a 415-14 vote, with only Republicans voting against it.

I don't have the words. I'm actually at a loss for words.



To really piss off these racist a-holes, they should vote to make April 9th (The Day Lee surrendered) as "Victory over the South Day or something like that.
 
2021-06-17 1:06:12 AM  
So do I get this Friday off then? If not what was slavery even for?
 
2021-06-17 1:06:28 AM  

dr_blasto: LaViergeNoire: In my house my son has been taught about Juneteenth since he was a toddler since his birthday is Juneteenth. Now his birthday is going to be a federal holiday, which is a pretty nice gift!

I'm frequently surprised at how many people don't know WTF Juneteenth is. Our education system is garbage, run by white supremacists in TX.


Surprisingly, Texas Senator John Cornyn was the Republican sponsor of the law.
 
2021-06-17 1:06:56 AM  
As a Tulsan who has been celebrating Juneteenth for decades now-

Y'all are posers.
 
2021-06-17 1:07:22 AM  
Is it wrong to laugh that this would probably not have been a thing without Trump and Miller?

/BARBARA STREISAND effect go!

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2021-06-17 1:07:34 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Great - so, can I go to the Post Office on Saturday, or should I plan ahead?

sinner4ever: Northeast Pa. Schools do not even consistently recognize MLK day yet.

Many Southern states don't either, or replace it with Confederate memorials.  I can guarantee you my little Alaskan town won't honor it, we don't get most of the Fed holidays anyway.


I don't get it. Did MLK have something to do with States Rights™?
 
2021-06-17 1:08:23 AM  

Badmoodman: Terrific. Juneteenth is now a federal holiday for reasons teachers won't be allowed to explain to their students out of fear of Critical Race Theory backlash.


It could be worse. My father celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day as James Earl Ray day.

Why, yes, before you ask: Dad was the horrible bastard a decent person would assume he'd be.

Thankfully, I didn't turn out like that.
 
2021-06-17 1:08:51 AM  
I'm going to have fun telling my wingnut coworkers that they should protest by going to work
 
2021-06-17 1:09:00 AM  

casual disregard: I'm starting to suspect that when people say "regardless of race" they might be racist.


Isn't that exactly the modern definition?
 
2021-06-17 1:09:59 AM  
It must be horrible, having your strident cries for justice ignored for all these years.
I mean, all the years of work you have done for racial equality, and these virtue signalling SJWs come along and try to steal your thunder with this purely cosmetic gesture.
When you were going to do SUBSTANTIVE things.
So much injustice. Poor white guys.
 
2021-06-17 1:10:20 AM  
The stupidity, it burns.

FTFA:
Some Republicans objected to the naming of the holiday as an "independence day." They noted that Juneteenth has also been referred to as Jubilee Day and Emancipation Day, among other names.
Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., argued the chosen name will "create confusion" with the Fourth of July, saying, "Why ask Americans to pick one of the two independence days to celebrate?"


Please won't someone think of all the confused people in the country over 2 weeks towards the end of June and into early July!

But I say:
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2021-06-17 1:12:08 AM  

Bermuda59: casual disregard: The House passed the legislation in a 415-14 vote, with only Republicans voting against it.

I don't have the words. I'm actually at a loss for words.


To really piss off these racist a-holes, they should vote to make April 9th (The Day Lee surrendered) as "Victory over the South Day or something like that.


As a southerner I agree. We made a horribly bad mistake.
 
2021-06-17 1:14:25 AM  

G-Ride: The stupidity, it burns.

FTFA:
Some Republicans objected to the naming of the holiday as an "independence day." They noted that Juneteenth has also been referred to as Jubilee Day and Emancipation Day, among other names.
Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., argued the chosen name will "create confusion" with the Fourth of July, saying, "Why ask Americans to pick one of the two independence days to celebrate?"

Please won't someone think of all the confused people in the country over 2 weeks towards the end of June and into early July!

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As someone who lives in Massie's district... He knows his constituency and their fear of the black people they rarely come in contact with incredibly well.
 
2021-06-17 1:17:16 AM  

austerity101: hissatsu: I'm just impressed this guy managed not to say "Let's call a spade a spade." He's still a gigantic asshole, but you know, baby steps.

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Wait, what's wrong with saying "let's call a spade a spade"?


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2021-06-17 1:18:21 AM  
Good!
Now heavily commercialize it.

Force China to make a bunch of anti slavery trinkets, and design the trinkets so each component causes the Uighur slave making it to question the way things are.
 
2021-06-17 1:21:50 AM  

Karma Chameleon: So do I get this Friday off then? If not what was slavery even for?


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2021-06-17 1:23:00 AM  
Great, now do voting rights.
 
2021-06-17 1:25:20 AM  
It has always been celebrated, the real accomplishments here is that it is now a federal recognized holiday. If you can't even for one second appreciate that, well, maybe you're just a stick in the mud.
 
2021-06-17 1:26:24 AM  

educated: Somacandra: capt_sensible: This is completely awesome, but there is a lot more work that needs to happen.

some[Fark user image image 750x467]

To be fair, some people wanted it, but systemic change would be much better option.

Systemic change is iterative.

This is an iteration.

Still work to do.


One small, slow step after another.
 
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2021-06-17 1:28:13 AM  
Hmmm... but really, do certain Farkers that wanted to kick Texas out of the U.S., along with all the disenfranchised minorities currently living in Texas, do they really get to take the day off work on this holiday?

It seems as though it'd be difficult for someone to both celebrate the end of slavery, especially the day that it was announced in Texas, and then want to condemn the descendants of these same slaves, for the crime of being disenfranchised in Texas.

I suppose Faux News viewers are able to hold conflicting opinions in their minds, so it's not too much of a leap to have those mentioned above do it as well.
 
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