July Fourth Holiday Brings Mixed Feelings For Minorities
Posted on: 07/03/2017 10:28 PM

(Emphasis on 'feelings.') Having read this stinking piece of tripe before posting it here, and having parsed all of the comments and ruminations from these whiners into a real basket of deplorables I came away with two overriding conclusions: One: they want to avoid all responsibility for the ethnic and racial insolence they have wrought on our society. Two: While they have been given systemic permission to fortify their own group interests these "minorities" are not only having a massive pity party while drinking goblets of virtue signaling, they are venting their undying hatred and resentment of the dawning fact that White Americans may actually be in a state of resistance; realizing they too have an implicit collective racial interest in a country founded by their European forefathers. And as you may accurately conclude, THAT simply cannot stand.

Thus, they can all go to hell.

By RUSSELL CONTRERAS, Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — As many in the United States celebrate the Fourth of July holiday, some minorities have mixed feelings about the revelry of fireworks and parades in an atmosphere of tension on several fronts.

How do you celebrate during what some people of color consider troubling times?

Blacks, Latinos and immigrant rights advocates say the aftermath of the 2016 presidential election, recent non-convictions of police officers charged in the shootings of black men, and the stepped-up detentions of immigrants and refugees for deportation have them questioning equality and the promise of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness in the United States.

Filmmaker Chris Phillips of Ferguson, Missouri, says he likely will attend a family barbecue just like every Fourth of July. But the 36-year-old black man says he can't help but feel perplexed about honoring the birth of the nation after three officers were recently cleared in police shootings.


Since the 2014 police shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, officer shootings — of black males in particular — have drawn scrutiny, sparking protests nationwide. Few officers ever face charges, and convictions are rare. Despite video, suburban St. Paul, Minnesota, police officer, Jeronimo Yanez, was acquitted last month in the shooting of Philando Castile, a black man. The 32-year-old school cafeteria worker was killed during a traffic stop July 6, almost a year ago.

July Fourth Holiday Brings Mixed Feelings For Minorities

"Justice apparently doesn't apply to all people," said Phillips, who saw the protests that roiled his town for weeks following Brown's death. His yet-unreleased documentary "Ferguson 365" focuses on the Brown shooting and its aftermath. "A lot of people have lost hope."

Unlike Phillips, Janette McClelland, 65, a black musician in Albuquerque, New Mexico, said she has no intention of celebrating July Fourth.

"It's a white man's holiday to me. It's just another day," McClelland said. "I'm not going to even watch the fireworks. Not feeling it."

McClelland, who grew up in Los Angeles during the urban unrest of the 1960s, said she fears cities may see more violence amid a feeling of helplessness. "I'm praying and trying to keep positive," she said.

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