Last week during the Fourth of July, actor and comedian Chris Rock tweeted something that really hit a nerve with me.
Here is what he tweeted:
"Happy white peoples independence day the slaves weren't free but I'm sure they enjoyed fireworks."
Actors Don Cheadle and Zach Braff liked the joke as well.
I am just really tired of the people who chastise America for celebrating America.
The very essence of the Revolutionary War was surely part of the Emancipation Proclamation.
What I would like to ask all of the African Americans who believe that white people are to blame for all the problems their ancestors had is how do you think they got free in the first place?
What about all the brave white people who helped the Underground Railroad and stood up by saying that slavery was wrong, going against a resistant system?
It seems like no one celebrates them while people like Chris Rock insult all Caucasian Americans, including those ancestors who only stood up for their fellow man, regardless of race.
I thought when Barrack Obama got into the White House, it would prove that this country has come a long way, but seeing this makes me think otherwise.