Freedom! And, Uh-Oh, We Forgot about You

Independence is a lovely thing, worth fighting for and worth celebrating, for sure. Yet, over the years, we celebrators might have done better to remember:

  • Our Independence Day celebrations were a slap in the face of slaves for decades.
  •  During WWII, African Americans who fought for the dignity and deliverance of oppressed Jews didn’t appreciate the discrimination and oppression they were dealt in the “land of the free.”
  • U.S. women couldn’t really cash in on the freedom thing. No vote until 1920. No property ownership (if they were married) until the mid 19th century.
  • Many children, immigrants, minorities, and ethnicities still struggle for basic freedoms today.

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2 thoughts on “Freedom! And, Uh-Oh, We Forgot about You

  1. Deep, beautiful post.

    Happy 4th of July!

    Sean

    Sent from my iPhone

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