Friday, July 3, 2015

No Better Time Than Independence Day to Reflect on Black Liberation

This weekend will bring fireworks, barbecues and chants of ‘MERICA in the name of celebrating equality, liberty and justice for all. But it’s also important to remember that for many, the land of the brave offers little freedom. Mic’s Darnell Moore writes, “we tend to disguise American dysfunction in a festive façade. But no amount of grand parades, free concerts, enticing barbecues or flashy firework displays can hide the harsh realities so many must face in a country whose independence was purchased at the expense of indigenous people's land and enslaved Africans' bodies.” Once the fireworks quiet and we pack up the patriotic accessories, it’s time to transfer our energy to fighting for universal justice among all communities, especially those lacking it today.


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