MSNBC Host Talks Of Imperialism And Slavery For Our White Independence Day

MSNBC host, Melissa Harris Perry used her show to celebrate the 4th of July by talking about slavery and American imperialism. She starts by saying the Founding Fathers probably did this for profits. They were “embarrassingly imperfect.” She then says the country was built on the the back of slavery, forgetting all others that sacrificed for this country. “But all of this is our story,” she continued. “Each of us benefits from the residuals of oppression and each of us is harmed by the realities of inequality. This is the imperfect fabric of our nation, at times we’ve torn and stained it, and at other moments, we mend and repair it. But it’s ours, all of it: The imperialism, the genocide, the slavery, also the liberation and the hope and the deeply American belief that our best days still lie ahead of us.” This theme was expressed further all over Twitter yesterday including, and not limited to, Chris Rock who tweeted, “Happy white peoples independence day the slaves weren’t free but I’m sure they enjoyed fireworks.”

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