Thursday Confessional

Independence Day Edition

Activist Bree Newsome takes down Confederate flag

1. “This Fourth [of] July is yours, not mine. You may rejoice, I must mourn.” ~Frederick Douglas

2. “I love America more than any other country in this world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually.”

James Baldwin

3. You say that I’m wrong for-Stating my opinion to you-You say that I’m wrong and there’ll be quiet consequences too-But I know my rights babe-There’ll be no law abridging-The freedom of my speech-Or the right for me to petition for a remedy of grievances-And I want to trust you-I want to love you yeah-But you lie to me repeatedly…”

Starting my day reflecting on the truth that colonizers banded together to declare independence for themselves while committing to the genocide and enslavement of others. Thinking how little has changed. #landofthefreeforwhom #fourthofyoulie #celebratewhatnow #nawimgood

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