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Feel weird celebrating Independence Day in 2020? Here’s why, fam

United States history is dominated by racist white supremacy; it’s always been this way. And Independence Day is no different.

One could ask what’s the big deal? Or question, haven’t Blacks celebrated the holiday before with their cookouts? All very valid questions.

However, it’s safe to say some Blacks in this country are unlearning what they were taught in school and are now beginning to learn the facts.

Truthfully, July 4 was never about Black independence. It is about white independence and it highlights centuries of Black dependence.

A protester holds up sign about slavery after the U.S. gained its independence from Great Britain in 1776.

Celebrating the Fourth of July on our own terms

So, if there’s no reason for Black people to celebrate the Fourth, what will they actually be doing? Some Twitter users are choosing not to celebrate the holiday at all.

Others will be celebrating in their own way. Or maybe, in ways that they’ve already been celebrating in.

Juneteenth is America’s true Independence Day

Whether Black people are completely abolishing all of their Fourth of July festivities or popping fireworks, the point is not to celebrate the real meaning of the day. A lot of Black people have dubbed Juneteenth as their version of July 4th.

Juneteenth celebrates the ending of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers landed in Galveston, Texas, informing the public that the Civil War was over.

As a result, slaves were freed. This took place two and a half years after Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.

This year’s Juneteenth proved that more Black people learned about the day’s meaning. There were far more celebrations and events that were visible this year.

Blackout Saturday

Black people are reclaiming their power and they will not let up. Protests and rallies for George Floyd and Black Lives Matter, in general, are still happening today.

Breonna Taylor has also not been forgotten. Black Twitter keeps reminding the world about how her killers have yet to be arrested.

The Fourth of July definitely won’t be the same this year. Expect to see crowded beaches and barbeques on every block, but also expect a shift.

Black Twitter users are planning to wear all black (and yellow) for Saturday. In addition, they plan on not giving their money to large corporations.

Say goodbye to red, white, and blue. And say hello to ALL BLACK EVERYTHING.