This is a bit of a lazylinking driveby post. You’re going to see a lot of legitimate grousing from black people today about Juneteenth becoming a federal holiday and commercialized, how token gestures are useless. But there were African Americans that pushed to make this happen – check out the article on NPR – and let’s not sour their celebration too much, here at least. I doubt any of them are reading this, but I hope they’re having a very nice holiday today.
ETA: And another thought! I hadn’t read the article PZ linked to on the FtB Juneteenth hub post until just now. Having read that, doesn’t the very fact we’re doing this seem like a violation of the fourth of their (yes, a bit jokey) Juneteenth Commandments? Well, I started doing this, might as well ride this embarrassing rocket all the way down.
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