Friday, July 6, 2012

Chris Rock and White People's Day

Comedian and actor Chris Rock tweeted this on July 4, and set off fireworks.

"Happy white peoples independence day the slaves weren’t free but I’m sure they enjoyed fireworks."

It's been widely reported as Rock wishing caucasians, "Happy white peoples day." Now before you rednecks peel your skin off your necks, the "Happy white peoples day" is not correct. I mean if that's what he said, then I guess he would have followed that up with a rendition of Journey's "Don't Stop Believing."

What he said was "Happy white peoples independence day..." Big difference. Because at the signing of the Declaration of Independence, African American slaves weren't set free. Independence met freedom for one race of people. White people. Today, African Americans are no longer slaves. But they still face discrimination.

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