black and white american flag

But unfortunately, their “Southern heritage” matters more to them than the feelings, lives, and oppression of black people.

  • White people: *says the N word* *uses black face* *promotes harmful stereotypes of oppressed people*
  • White people: Well you know, our U.S. soldiers die for our right of free speech, so I should be able to say and express what I want :)
  • Oppressed people: *steps on/burns American flag to express their displeasure in the factual corruption and institutional racism in America*
  • White people: HOW DARE YOU? That flag represents the lives of soldiers who died for this country and you're basically shitting on them. If you don't like this country or this flag, GTFO! (Southern Whites chime in) We can always go back to the Confederate Flag!

Bless our brave Soldiers that served and the Soldiers that paid the ultimate price by giving their lives. I have lost friends to the recent wars, family members that lucky enough to able to return home and live their lives before leaving this earth in wars before my time. I am not religious. But I hope that all of you that may have lost someone due to the pure horror of war, that your loved ones are in Nirvana/Heaven at Peace. Bless them all and never forget them.

zero-void

White regiments, black regiments, regulars and Rough Riders, representing the young manhood of North and South, fought soldier to soldier, unmindful of race or color, unmindful of whether commanded by ex-Confederate or not, and mindful only of their common duty as Americans.

John J. Pershing

The Black guy died first.

As we celebrate this day of American Independence, let’s take a moment to remember the very first man who died for what-would-become-the-United-States.

His name was Crispus Attucks.

His father was a Black slave and his mother was from the Natick tribe. Crispus ran away from his childhood plantation. He became a respected sailor in New England. Whilst in Boston in 1770, a dispute with redcoats led to them opening fire on Crispus and then several others. This incident became known as “The Boston Massacre”, which, you’ll recall, jump-started the American Revolution.

As Black people are shot in the streets (and churches) on a daily basis, as Native tribes are further displaced, and as White people desperately cling to a symbol of bigotry, let’s take a moment to remember when the death of a Black man and Native American inspired this country to change for the better.

Happy 4th, y'all.