ANSWERS: 6
  • It's a nice gesture, but I can't help but wonder why they really did it. Is it the government trying to placate African Americans so they can get back to the status quo without creating any meaningful change, or do they just want us to look the other way while they do something we aren't going to approve of?
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      lj1: Just your typical political move, intended to get "Black" people to support the President and his political party, both now and in the next election. Frankly I don't know why they didn't prefer Emancipation Day. It's much more relevant to the nation as a whole than is (shudders at the ridiculous name) "Juneteenth".
  • I'm looking forward to Twentober becoming the next holiday. Seriously: the main problem with the holiday is it's pathetic name. The second (lesser) problem with it is that it's Texas-specific and, therefore, has no business being a national holiday.
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  • I'm o.k. with it. What I don't approve of is the 50+ 'executive orders' he has enacted ignoring the Constitution like he's some kind of king who doesn't have to follow the law. I agree with the previous two answers, dumb name, keeping the blacks placated. But I choose to see it as a celebration that we corrected a wrong and use it to celebrate equality and UNITY!
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  • Another paid holiday
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  • Nothing wrong with another holiday, IMHO. Will it become a paid holiday when everybody gets back to work?
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  • it's law now
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