Brittney Cooper: Juneteenth ‘Absolutely’ Should Be A Federal Holiday | MSNBC

Brittney Cooper, author of "Eloquent Rage," discusses why Juneteenth should be a federal holiday. Aired on 06/11/2020.
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Brittney Cooper: Juneteenth 'Absolutely' Should Be A Federal Holiday | MSNBC


  1. Confederate Flags & Confederate Monuments have no place in America today & are reminisce of racist Nazi Germany symbolism to me!

    1. So just because you remove the statue does that automatically mean that the history behind it doesn’t exist anymore?
      Because the history is still there. Just because you remove a movie does that past not exist anymore?
      And that movie you removed the black woman in that movie was the first black woman to ever win a Oscar for her role. So you’ve erased her memory and the memory of her accomplishments in that movie. Not to bright and very disrespectful to her memory and all those black lives that fought for freedom when you remove statues and history.

    2. Big Boomer That is one of the most ridiculous statements I have heard in a long time. End it does not address the fact that slavery was a mostly Democrat issue! Quit being a coward. Look at the facts. Address the real issues.

    3. Big Boomer By the way – the day before the Civil War began there were not any Republicans who owned slaves! Not one! Only Democrats!

    1. @Big Boomer awesome, exercise your right to vote, even when your hopes of a communist country gets smashed just remember, you voted. Im proud of you boy but you could’ve done better

  2. A t’rump rally….during a time of racial unrest…on the day slavery was abolished…in the city where the Black Wall Street Massacre happened.
    This should go well. πŸ™„

    1. *#DontTakeTheBait** ~ ’cause that’s EXACTLY what this is about. the intention is to provoke violence, chaos, and more rioting. that’s the whole point of choosing that location – on that date.*

  3. I never heard of it before yesterday… sincerely thought it was a typo until this morning πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ

  4. That was not the day the last slaves were freed. It was not on June 19th, 1865, the author flat made up that it was in 1866, that was prior to the ratification of the 13th Amendment and slaves held in Kentucky and West Virginia were not affected by the Emancipation Proclamation. It took the passage of the 13th for those people to be freed. That took till Dec. 18th 1865, and likely took longer in reality as that was simply the date that the Secretary of State declared it ratified and added to the Constitution.

    Make a holiday of the day the last slaves were freed? Yes, definitely but do not make something special out of June 19th. That simply denigrates the actual history.

  5. *’**#juneteenth** as a federal holiday’ ~ think maybe we could get a federal holiday to go and vote, while we’re at it.*

  6. They are serious about that day in that part of the US. Did not realize how much until I lived in Texas, Oklahoma, and Missouri. Bigger than 4th of July depending who you with.

  7. It’s a sickening invitation to white supremacists to attend his cult rally. They’ll mark it on their calendars and make it a day out for all of the family.

  8. Please don’t let tRUMP rally come to Tulsa Oklahoma,😩 πŸ™πŸ˜·πŸ™πŸ˜₯

  9. I agree. Everyday should be check your privilege day. Please force me to my knees so I can apologize for being born a certain race. I mean…I’m the racist. Not you. Obviously. πŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺ

  10. *#DrBrittanyCooper** if you read this, please know that YOU and all the work YOU do, is **#soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo** APPRECIATED! Periodttttttt!!!!* πŸ’βœŠπŸ’

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