Chris Rock’s tweet about July 4th stirs controversy

On July 4, the comedian tweeted: “Happy white peoples independence day the slaves weren’t free but I’m sure they enjoyed fireworks.”

Not Chris Rock’s funniest tweet, but he’s got a point. After all, black Americans’ Independence Day came nearly 90 years later.  The celebration of Juneteenth commemorates the belated announcement of freedom given to  some Texas slaves.

Anyway, some people are in a tizzy. You can take a poll on what it all means. Responses are all over the map. If Rock’s tweet upsets you, my advice would be to get over it.

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