Makes sense.From the post
……Calls to make Juneteenth a federal holiday grew during last year’s protests focused on racial injustice. Somewhat suddenly, those calls were heeded this week, with 50 Republican senators joining the vast majority of the Republican House caucus in approving the measure. (Fourteen Republicans objected, including two from Texas itself.)
There’s something incongruous about that support, certainly. In recent months, there’s been a broad backlash on the political right against how and when racism is discussed in schools.
That backlash has often centered on the concept of “critical race theory,” a specific academic discipline the title of which has been appropriated to apply to a broad range of race-related curriculums and discussions.
Fox News and other conservative media outlets have joined Republican elected officials in offering sweeping condemnations of lesson plans centered on race — and yet here are Republicans in Congress rubber-stamping Juneteenth as a federal holiday.
And yet there’s nothing particularly incongruous here at all.
Consider this exchange between the New York Times’s Astead Herndon and conservative commentator Ben Shapiro.
That, in a nutshell, is the point. The difference between embracing Juneteenth and embracing education on the persistence of racism in American society and institutions is the difference between an evil that has been addressed and an injustice that is ongoing.
Declaring support for Juneteenth (as Shapiro has in the past) is a way of pronouncing opposition to a very specific and very obvious form of racism — and can provide a way to say you’re doing something for those who are concerned about the more insidious forms racism takes………..
Yeah, just got an email from my supervisor saying we're off tomorrow. So that's nice. I'm pretty happy because I can work on getting some paperwork done for our home purchase tomorrow. We made the offer last weekend, so still a long way to go, but hopefully everything pans out.
South side of the Vienna metro. Just a few blocks away from there. I'm currently on the Vienna side. Always liked Vienna, but I found a better spot (Fairfax address) less than a mile away. And I'll be happy to be out of the rental racket when this process is done.Best of luck man. If you don't mind me asking what area is it in? Cheers
South side of the Vienna metro. Just a few blocks away from there. I'm currently on the Vienna side. Always liked Vienna, but I found a better spot (Fairfax address) less than a mile away. And I'll be happy to be out of the rental racket when this process is done.
Anyone know how fox, and right wing media and social media in general has responded to the Juneteenth holiday
I saw the Candace Owens clip and that was it