OT Juneteenth

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Do you know what Juneteenth is

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  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. Mediocre Man

    Mediocre Man Mr. SportsTwo

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    I don't want an explanation or debate, simply do you know what it is.

    Yes or no
     
  2. EL PRESIDENTE

    EL PRESIDENTE "NO COLLUSION"

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    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    Yes..... my company sent me to the Portland Juneteenth celebration last year to man a booth. Let's just say it was like 80% white people.

    Also, both of the women who were running for city council were there, and they gave speeches, and their speeches were pretty damn hateful towards white people.
     
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    bodyman5000 and 1 Lions, Tigers, Me, Bears

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    No, I had never heard of it before.
     
  7. Lanny

    Lanny Original Season Ticket Holder "Mr. Big Shot"

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    Do I have to answer?
     
  8. Mediocre Man

    Mediocre Man Mr. SportsTwo

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    Of course not, but why wouldn't you?
     
  9. Lanny

    Lanny Original Season Ticket Holder "Mr. Big Shot"

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    Just call me a rebel.
     
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    For those that don't know what it is, can someone please explain?
     
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    Never heard of it before I googled it this morning. Now I'm wondering why I've never heard of it before now. Seems like a darned good thing to celebrate. Why anyone would try to ruin it with hate speech of any sort, I can't imagine. I could see myself wearing one of these:

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  12. Mediocre Man

    Mediocre Man Mr. SportsTwo

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    I had never heard of it until we moved to Texas and my employer had a Juneteenth luncheon.

    It's a celebration of the abolition of slavery in 1865 in Texas and the emancipation of enslaved African Americans throughout the Confederate states.

    What absolutely kills me is that all 50 states don't recognize it....or celebrate it anyway. I think something like 45 or so states recognize it.
     
  13. dviss1

    dviss1 Emcee Referee

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    Close this damn thread.

    Seriously... :dry:
     
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    NSFW. Summa y'all might get mad at this but... :dunno:



    Mama's outside, barbecuing ribs and links
    It's Juneteenth, but to me it don't mean stink
    It's a day of emancipation, but everybody wonder why
    Willie ain't celebrating
    But things ain't perfect
    I'm looking beyond the surface
    So instead of drinking beer, and playing Dominoes
    I'm sitting in the room with my eyes closed
     
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    Lanny Original Season Ticket Holder "Mr. Big Shot"

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    Doesn't it only apply to Texas?
    Why not celebrate the day Lincoln declared the Emancipation Proclamation by executive order, January 1, 1863, New Year's Day?
     
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    Before MM answered the question I'd have guessed 16th since June is month 6
     
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    This literally proves that y'all don't have much connection to the black man...

    It's so easy for white people to sit on the sidelines and not give a shit about the levels of racism we deal with daily.

    MF's don't know what Juneteenth is?? Shameful...

    I've "celebrated" it my entire life. I've performed at 4 Junteenth Celebrations when I was doing music. Right here in Portland.
     
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    Because to know you have to care. You have to reach out to your fellow citizen and give a fuck.

    Black lives have never mattered in this country and they don't now.
     
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    bodyman5000 and 1 Lions, Tigers, Me, Bears

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    I've never heard about it on tv and I certainly can't imagine how I was supposed to ask one of the few black guys I'm around about this.

    Hey, I know about MLK day but are there any emancipation holidays I should know about?
     
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