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"The Caucasians' Guide to Celebrating Juneteenth"

This is tongue in cheek


Now that you have officially discovered Juneteenth,* you need to become familiar with the traditions, customs and history ... Before hopping on the Juneteenth bandwagon, you first need to realize that you have no say in driving the narrative about this special day.

Left to your devices, Juneteenth might become a day when you parade around in African headwraps drinking Hennessy just like yíall celebrate Mexican Independence Day on May 5 by donning sombreros and taking shots of American tequila.** So, to protect the legacy of this special day, The Root created this handy-dandy guide to help you become familiar with existing in spaces you donít own.

Welcome to the Juneteenth Project...

1. Thou shalt not have any holidays before Juneteenth. Juneteenth is the most American holiday. The only reason anyone would be against it is if they were still lamenting over the loss of slavery (so everyone with a Confederate flag). Plus, when those slaveowners sent the Declaration of Independence to King George, most of America (Black people, women, Native Americans, white people who didnít own land) were not included in the ďall men are created equal part.Ē

2. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor: No calling the police. Just for this one day, donít be afraid when a Black person is cooking out in the park or walking around existing. This day is about freedom, remember?

3. Thou shalt not whitesplain: Telling us how you already knew about Juneteenth doesnít mean anything. Youíre supposed to know. Black people know about Columbus Day, St. Patrickís Day and Presidentís Day but we donít brag about it.

https://www.theroot.com/make-juneteenth-great-again-the-caucasians-guide-to-ce-1847124121

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