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#News | Juneteenth is now a Federal Holiday 🙌🏾 starting this Friday! - #DMV #dmvnetwork #washingtondc #maryland #Virginia #dc #md #va #dmvnews #juneteenth #juneteenth2021 #biden #presidentbiden https://www.instagram.com/p/CQPp9aJhy2v/?utm_medium=tumblr
god i hate sounding like a sheltered homeschooler
True pain is when Canadian news spends like 5 seconds on Canadian issues and then flips right over to talking about Amurica
The Gov’t: Bruh check out this newly federal holiday.
The general public: Uh, that’s cool and all but can we get some REAL social refo-
The Gov’t: NEW FEDERAL HOLIDAY BRO WHAT IT DO?!
White people are getting paid time off for freeing the slaves
17-Year-Old Miss Juneteenth Sanija Gay Wanted June 19 to Be a Federal Holiday
President Biden signed a bill establishing June 19 as Juneteenth National Independence Day, a federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery. For African Americans, the date has long had special meaning. There’s even a Miss Juneteenth beauty pageant. Saniya Gay, 17, is the first national Miss Juneteenth. When Saniya was crowned last fall, her number one goal was to see June 19 declared a…
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I h8 seeing events for marginalized people being sponsored by million dollar companies
I wanted to wish people a happy up and coming Juneteenth, but I also wanted to mention something.
Juneteenth isn’t that widely known. If someone asks about it, don’t shame them for it or laugh at them or make false accusations. Instead, teach them about it. Tell them why it’s important and why it should be a celebrated day. For some that might think “why don’t they know?”. American education systems. I’m not even in school and I didn’t know until recently, as in a few weeks ago. School never taught me about Juneteenth and why people celebrate it or why it’s on the iPhone calendar for holidays.
Stay safe everyone, and happy Juneteenth!