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

Brittney Cooper: Juneteenth 'Absolutely' Should Be A Federal Holiday | MSNBC 1


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

33 Comments on "Brittney Cooper: Juneteenth ‘Absolutely’ Should Be A Federal Holiday | MSNBC"

  1. Baby drumphf | June 11, 2020 at 3:41 PM | Reply

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

    • 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.

    • 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.

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

    • Big Boomer coward

  2. Baby drumphf | June 11, 2020 at 3:45 PM | Reply

    Once tRump is gone we can declare a “Tyrant Free Day” of National Celebration!

  3. I’m up for that. Let’s dump Columbus Day and trade it for a better.

  4. CITRUS KNIGHT | June 11, 2020 at 4:08 PM | Reply


  5. 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. 🙄

    • quinn hendley | June 11, 2020 at 5:13 PM | Reply

      *#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.*

    • Ro G don’t forget in the midst of a pandemic in a state where covid is increasing.

    • Ms Peggy Lee | June 11, 2020 at 6:40 PM | Reply


  6. I never heard of it before yesterday… sincerely thought it was a typo until this morning 🤷‍♂️

  7. Dmitri Fukov | June 11, 2020 at 4:38 PM | Reply

    No,I disagree.

  8. *Stop Systematic Race-Bating!* 🔥

  9. 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.

  10. quinn hendley | June 11, 2020 at 5:06 PM | Reply

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


  12. Chauncey Chappelle | June 11, 2020 at 5:11 PM | Reply

    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.

  13. Electric Gigolo | June 11, 2020 at 6:09 PM | Reply

    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.

  14. Ms Peggy Lee | June 11, 2020 at 6:37 PM | Reply

    Please don’t let tRUMP rally come to Tulsa Oklahoma,😩 🙏😷🙏😥

  15. We will turn up juneteeth weather you divils like it or not !!!

  16. Daniel Storto | June 11, 2020 at 10:18 PM | Reply

    Right. That’s why Trump refused to unveil President Obama’s portrait at the WH.

  17. 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. 🤪🤪

  18. Tammy Crawforc | June 12, 2020 at 8:09 PM | Reply

    *#DrBrittanyCooper** if you read this, please know that YOU and all the work YOU do, is **#soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo** APPRECIATED! Periodttttttt!!!!* 💝✊💝

  19. Hey Y’all! What Y’all doin on Juneteenth, Y’all?

  20. DeeRayOfSunshine | June 13, 2020 at 7:45 AM | Reply

    1:01 POWERFUL

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