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The End of Slavery: Should the U.S. Formally Celebrate Juneteenth?
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  • Dylan
    Voted Yes
    06/19/2020
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    Juneteenth marks an important part of American history, and a huge victory for people of colour and human rights. It’s something that all Americans should be aware of and educated on, but to make it a national holiday would be misleading. It was an important step along a journey we’re still taking, a fight we’re still fighting. But to officially celebrate Juneteenth as a country would to be to say that the fight against slavery is in the past. As long as there are people in America suffering under slavery, we should be fighting, not celebrating.

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