BETTER A HOLIDAY TO CELEBRATE MULTIRACIAL UNITY THAN JUNETEENTH

juneteenthby Ellen Isaacs

Should June 19 be a day to celebrate the end of chattel slavery, sob about the delayed emancipation of 200,000 slaves in Texas, rage over the 150 year continuation of racism, or resolve to continue the fight to end racist wage slavery and war? Despite the urge of black Americans to seize a day to celebrate their own freedom and empowerment, there are many reasons why the events remembered on this day obscure the many anti-racist battles that have been and must be fought by workers. Continue reading “BETTER A HOLIDAY TO CELEBRATE MULTIRACIAL UNITY THAN JUNETEENTH”