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Biden signs Juneteenth bill, creating first new federal holiday in decades

Biden signs Juneteenth bill, creating first new federal holiday in decades

President Biden on Thursday signed into law the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act. ’Great nations don’t walk away, they come to terms with the mistakes they’ve made. In remembering those moments, we begin to heal and grow stronger,’ Biden said at a signing ceremony at the White House. The signing came after the Senate and House passed the legislation in lopsided votes on consecutive days.

jay 0 months

I'm going to disagree with a lot of you on this. Juneteenth is not something that we should celebrate, because it doesn't mark the actual abolition of slavery in the US. Slaves weren't emancipated until January 1st 1863, and the 13th Amendment - abolishing slavery - didn't fully pass until January 31st (1865). I understand that the Union sundries didn't make it to Galveston, Texas until June 19th 1865, but does the announcement of emancipation in one state really supercede the actual date that slavery was abolished? Of course I think the end of slavery should be celebrated, but I genuinely think it should be done on January 31st.

Brandon Fitzgerald
Brandon Fitzgerald 0 months

I'm going to agree with Ben Shapiro on this one, that this is something that should be celebrated. Furthermore, I think conservatives should take control of the narrative and every year use Juneteenth as a way to point out the amazing progress that the United States has made striving towards justice using our founding principles.

Seekster 0 months

I think it is good to celebrate America's freedom from slavery.

tim 0 months

Ok but you can’t give it a name.

Noah PaulOG
Noah PaulOG 0 months

"Please focus on this meaningless gesture and ignore all the things we are actually doing."

Green 0 months

How long untill it becomes just another commercialized holiday? What would be the appropriate decorations for this new holiday? Continue with red white and blue? Or would that be racist?

david dindu
david dindu 0 months

Now let's knock down all statues erected for juneteenth

Rob 0 months

Us in Ohio never even heard of it until a year or two ago... This, and the whole Tulsa race riot are examples of Democrats stretching to justify their claim on the black vote, at a time when people are waking up to the fact that their policies don't actually help their communities

J.S. Dietrich
J.S. Dietrich 0 months

Personally, I'll just ignore it like I do Columbus/indigenous people's day and MLK's birthday.

Glen 0 months

Another paid holiday for the swamp people.

Eric 0 months

Ofcourse he did

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Fred V
Fred V 0 months

Trump did it first

Jacob 0 months

Just another vacation for the government paid by the working class

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