PVCC Prepares for Juneteenth Celebration

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This week Piedmont Virginia Community College is once again hosting a series of community events to join in on the festivities and remembrance. Read more
Garbage

Scottsville, VA

#1 Jun 15, 2013
Here we go again with this nonsense. Hasn't the pendulum swung far enough in the other direction? In fact, the pendulum has broken away and is now, literally, off course. I never had any slaves. I don't agree with slavery. Africans are not the only race that has been enslaved. The real fact is that they only represent 10% of the total population.(Maybe 13% if you include the Hemings family and their relatives). Enough, please.
G Luv

Charlottesville, VA

#2 Jun 15, 2013
Garbage wrote:
Here we go again with this nonsense. Hasn't the pendulum swung far enough in the other direction? In fact, the pendulum has broken away and is now, literally, off course. I never had any slaves. I don't agree with slavery. Africans are not the only race that has been enslaved. The real fact is that they only represent 10% of the total population.(Maybe 13% if you include the Hemings family and their relatives). Enough, please.
Do you celebrate the 4th of July? Why is it you do that? Now, can you possibly imagine why a black person might celebrate another day (usually in addition to the 4th)? Is it really that hard to understand?

Hint: It's not about you and your personal thoughts on slavery.
The Dude

Bumpass, VA

#3 Jun 15, 2013
Garbage wrote:
Here we go again with this nonsense. Hasn't the pendulum swung far enough in the other direction? In fact, the pendulum has broken away and is now, literally, off course. I never had any slaves. I don't agree with slavery. Africans are not the only race that has been enslaved. The real fact is that they only represent 10% of the total population.(Maybe 13% if you include the Hemings family and their relatives). Enough, please.
Which is only relevent to those who want to revise history, and the context of race relations in the US. Do you realize that in some states our current president wouldn't have been able to drink from the same water fountains or attend the same pre-school as white kids?
The Dude

Bumpass, VA

#4 Jun 15, 2013
G Luv wrote:
<quoted text>
Do you celebrate the 4th of July? Why is it you do that? Now, can you possibly imagine why a black person might celebrate another day (usually in addition to the 4th)? Is it really that hard to understand?
Hint: It's not about you and your personal thoughts on slavery.
I've always thought the 19th of October, the 3rd of September, or the 29th of May to be more relevant to the US' independence. I mean, if the British had won, July 4th would be a footnote.
Rusty

Edinburg, VA

#5 Jun 16, 2013
Just bumping this to the top. Surprised that the holy day of juneteenth only has 4 replies. Come on, Libs, lets keep this thing at the top and keep race an issue. Without it, we're doomed!
G Luv

Charlottesville, VA

#6 Jun 17, 2013
Rusty wrote:
Just bumping this to the top. Surprised that the holy day of juneteenth only has 4 replies. Come on, Libs, lets keep this thing at the top and keep race an issue. Without it, we're doomed!
Says the guy who insists on every race-related article that he's not racist...

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