Why do AA celebrate Independence Day?

Why do AA celebrate Independence Day?

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Black Momba

Houston, TX

#1 Mar 31, 2013
Don't want this to come off as Racist but why do AA? In 1776 AA still were slaves written in history and America’s first slave owner was a black man. I am so confused. By 1830 there were 3,775 black families living in the South who owned black slaves. By 1860 there were about 3,000 slaves owned by black households in the city of New Orleans alone.

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“I've got a GREAT idea!”

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Let's BUZZ Lower Manhattan....

#2 Mar 31, 2013
Cause Will Smiff dun WHOOPED that alien crackas AZZ!
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“Obsidian Princess”

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Since: Sep 09

louisiana

#3 Mar 31, 2013
because we bought into euro ethics and ideology and also, many of us are just not historically astute.
Black Momba

Houston, TX

#4 Mar 31, 2013
dragonpat wrote:
because we bought into euro ethics and ideology and also, many of us are just not historically astute.
Black Africans sold Black Africans to Khazarian Jew merchants and they sold them in the New World to rich descendants of British Royalty. It's the ugly truth. No group can claim innocence except the white slaves dragged from Europe.
Phoenix

Houston, TX

#5 Mar 31, 2013
Black Momba wrote:
Don't want this to come off as Racist but why do AA? In 1776 AA still were slaves written in history and America’s first slave owner was a black man. I am so confused. By 1830 there were 3,775 black families living in the South who owned black slaves. By 1860 there were about 3,000 slaves owned by black households in the city of New Orleans alone.
We are Americans.

“Leading the Revolution”

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Since: Oct 09

Washington, DC

#7 Mar 31, 2013
Firstly the first slave owner wasn't black, secondly we shouldn't celebrate that day because, it's not our independence. We have Juneteenth, or liberation day 1 November, I haven't celebrated the 4th in many years.
AlienChild

United States

#8 Mar 31, 2013
Because no matter what color a person is, we are all Americans. Or probably because they love fireworks, family, swimming, and cookouts like everyone else.

-Peace, Light, & Love
Phoenix

Houston, TX

#9 Apr 1, 2013
dkanela wrote:
Firstly the first slave owner wasn't black, secondly we shouldn't celebrate that day because, it's not our independence. We have Juneteenth, or liberation day 1 November, I haven't celebrated the 4th in many years.
Many African Americans disagree with you.
Black Momba

Houston, TX

#10 Apr 1, 2013
Juneteenth, I hang my head in shame when I hear that ignorant make believe word.

“Leading the Revolution”

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Washington, DC

#11 Apr 1, 2013
How many conscious minded AA are going to disagree with me? My guess is very few if any. By the way I'm a die Pan Africanist/Nationalist, I'm not an integrationalist, never been one, however, with that said, if you support those holidays that's truly your own business. Just don't expect to see an American flag in front of my house!!

“Obsidian Princess”

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louisiana

#12 Apr 1, 2013
dkanela wrote:
How many conscious minded AA are going to disagree with me? My guess is very few if any. By the way I'm a die Pan Africanist/Nationalist, I'm not an integrationalist, never been one, however, with that said, if you support those holidays that's truly your own business. Just don't expect to see an American flag in front of my house!!
i only celebrate holydays specific to my peoples struggles and accomplishments.
Ride The Lightning

Lockhart, TX

#13 Apr 1, 2013
Most of the black people where I work never seem too enthusiastic about July 4th. I have heard them say it's just another day.
Ride The Lightning

Lockhart, TX

#14 Apr 1, 2013
Black Momba wrote:
Don't want this to come off as Racist but why do AA? In 1776 AA still were slaves written in history and America’s first slave owner was a black man. I am so confused. By 1830 there were 3,775 black families living in the South who owned black slaves. By 1860 there were about 3,000 slaves owned by black households in the city of New Orleans alone.
Blacks owning black slaves in an inconvenient truth that most black folks avoid like the plague.
Embalmed Rodney King

United States

#15 Apr 1, 2013
dragonpat wrote:
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i only celebrate holydays specific to my peoples struggles and accomplishments.
Like Colonel Sander's birthday?
Unique2

Atlanta, GA

#16 Apr 1, 2013
"Why do AA celebrate Independence Day?"

Because we're Americans and we played a role in this nations independence. Some 5,000 blacks (both slaves and freemen) took up arms for the Patriot cause. The first person to die for America's independence was Crispus Attucks.

http://afroamhistory.about.com/od/biographies...

Other prominent African-American soldiers of the Revolutionary Army include Peter Salem and Prince Hall.

“Leading the Revolution”

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Since: Oct 09

Washington, DC

#17 Apr 1, 2013
Unique

Let's examine your statement and provide some historical facts. Crispus Attucks was the first person to die, however, he was a mulatto at best, he is described as a quadroon. So abiding by the laws of that time yes he was black. Next you state over 5000 free men fought for the Patriots, I don't have the exact figures, but I do know the reason they were fighting. The British made a decree that any slave, former slave, who fought with the British would be guaranteed freedom. George Washington fearing revolts had little choice in allowing former slaves to fight for the Patriots. The slaves weren't fighting because of loyalty to America, they were fighting for their own freedom. They didn't care who won as long as they were free! Read and study history, it's important for us to understand how we arrived at this place, and to understand our history in it's totality. Just like the lie that Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves, or the other lie about the Civil War beibg fought to free the slaves. None of them are correct!! They are both lies! We have to study history and teach it to our children. We cannot allow the oppressors to continue to teach
the children of the oppressed.
Yep I Said It

Detroit, MI

#18 Apr 1, 2013
We are still slaves to the major corporations <white elites>. The chains are on your minds.

The game changed; but in many ways remained the same.
drd

Penfield, NY

#19 Apr 1, 2013
Unique2 wrote:
"Why do AA celebrate Independence Day?"
Because we're Americans and we played a role in this nations independence. Some 5,000 blacks (both slaves and freemen) took up arms for the Patriot cause. The first person to die for America's independence was Crispus Attucks.
http://afroamhistory.about.com/od/biographies...
Other prominent African-American soldiers of the Revolutionary Army include Peter Salem and Prince Hall.
Amen. That is all that needs to be said "because we're Americans".

You know I have a problem with a lot that has happened in this country and I do have issues with our political system and our government. Really though, who doesn't in their country? That is normal. But this is my country, I am an American and despite it's problems - past and current and there will be future problems - I love being here. I have no ties to any other country or nation and no desire to live anywhere else. My ancestors were then in their country, this is me now in my country.

I don't get people so angry and disrespectful to their own country that have the nerve to stay here. Get out and give up your citizenship. When you don't, it sends the message that you are either a liar or you are a coward.

“Leading the Revolution”

Level 6

Since: Oct 09

Washington, DC

#20 Apr 1, 2013
Don't misunderstand me, I love America, I just know there are better places in the World for black people!
Phoenix

Houston, TX

#21 Apr 1, 2013
dkanela wrote:
Don't misunderstand me, I love America, I just know there are better places in the World for black people!
Sir, the majority of us African Americans aren't leaving the USA.

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