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Black Americans laud Juneteenth holiday; say more work ahead

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By DARLENE SUPERVILLE and KEVIN FREKING

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Cool.

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In before the comments from the rightists looking to distract from the real issues affecting the US: Racism is in the past! Why do you keep dwelling on it?It doesn't exist anymore! But those majority black Democrat run cities? What's up with that? I'm just saying.

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My new favorite holiday!

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yeah its great that Republicans freed the slaves so that we can have this new holiday!

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oh and by the way, this was proposed as a holiday originally by.....Donald Trump.

It was included in this "Platinum Plan" for Black Economic Empowerment.

Hope everyone enjoys this new holiday, wonder how Pride Month people about the focus being taken away from their month?

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yeah its great that Republicans freed the slaves so that we can have this new holiday!

oh and by the way, this was proposed as a holiday originally by.....Donald Trump.

It was included in this "Platinum Plan" for Black Economic Empowerment.

I'm glad to see that just a little bit of "actually Trump proposed this" is enough to make you make a full 180 on your previous opinion that it was an awful idea and bad for the country. A view you held literally yesterday.

Hope everyone enjoys this new holiday, wonder how Pride Month people about the focus being taken away from their month?

I don't think a single day pulls focus from a month.

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oh and by the way, this was proposed as a holiday originally by.....Donald Trump.

It was included in this "Platinum Plan" for Black Economic Empowerment.

The usual fake news, low information Republican static:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/factcheck/2020/06/28/fact-check-president-barack-obama-mentioned-juneteenth-multiple-times/3269798001/

Trump proposed something that he knew would not get through his GOP dominated Congress full of those that think there is nothing wrong with statues commemorating Confederates.

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https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/factcheck/2020/06/28/fact-check-president-barack-obama-mentioned-juneteenth-multiple-times/3269798001/

Oh boy. Now he's going to hate the thing he just said he loved, again, because someone he doesn't like supported it. It must be exhausting being a Trump cultist, always waiting to be told what to think.

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If people are happy, that’s good news

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Black Americans rejoiced Thursday 

How do these writers know what all black americans think? I am following several commentators who hate the Biden regime and are black.

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it still is! due to it being a federal holiday that costs us 600 million dollars for only federal employees to be able to enjoy yet another day off.

that it was an awful idea and bad for the country.

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Barack Obama "mentioning" something means nothing. he mentioned a lot of things he never did.

Obama didnt propose Juneteenth to be a federal holiday.

Trump did. yay Trump! well unless you are against Juneteenth, which none of you seem to be,

https://www.npr.org/2020/09/25/916870402/trump-woos-black-voters-with-platinum-plan-for-loans-juneteenth-pledge

Trump's plan also includes a proposal to make Juneteenth a federal holiday — and a proposal to enshrine a national database of police misconduct into law.

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If people are happy, that’s good news

Another sudden opinion flip! Great to see.

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it still is! due to it being a federal holiday that costs us 600 million dollars for only federal employees to be able to enjoy yet another day off.

So you think that Trump made an awful decision that would be bad for the country. Got it.

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Barack Obama "mentioning" something means nothing. he mentioned a lot of things he never did.

Then you should love him just like Trump mentioned his great health care plans and Wall and peace in the Middle East and that ridiculously named Platinum Plan which like his 4 years amounted to a less than nothing regressive footnote in the vein of Herrbet Hoover.

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How do these writers know what all black americans think? I am following several commentators who hate the Biden regime and are black.

The word "all" isn't in your quote.

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no this ONE idea is bad. why do you keep jumping to such conclusions that I would abandon Trump over a bad idea? its not making the country worse, quit drama queening.

You really thought you had me flip flopping, didnt you?

This costs too much, only benefits federal employees, is pandering for votes, we already have African American history MONTH in a different month and it also takes the focus away from Pride month.

So you think Trump's proposal was awful and would make the country worse. Understood. I'm glad you have abandoned Trump. After all, he abandoned you long ago.

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A long time coming but it's here now and a step in the right direction.

Slavery was/is the most heinous crime against humanity in peace time

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That photo perfectly expresses why I’m a democrat.

46 sure looks like he is having a great time of it - like the job he was meant for all his life is his and he is doing his best.

Good for him. Good for us.

Thanks for hanging in, Mr. President.

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