One Democratic lawmaker and several left-wing figures used the Fourth of July to share controversial statements or disparage the founding of the United States.
Democrat Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo, tweeted out “When they say that the 4th of July is about American freedom, remember this: the freedom they’re referring to is for White people. This land is stolen land and Black people still aren’t free.”There were some who agreed with Bush’s comments like congressional candidate Shahid Buttar. He replied to her tweet saying “Speak it, @CoriBush! It’s almost as if our entire country has been brainwashed to ignore our history—and how its worst elements continue today—despite our self-congratulatory rhetoric.”
Former MSNBC anchor Toure was far more vocal, tweeting out “F–k Independence Day. Not only were we not free, the whole reason the Colonies wanted independence was because Britain was moving toward abolishing slavery. Why would Black people celebrate a day so wrapped up in our enslavement?”
He also tweeted out his own opinion piece for the website The Grio titled “F–k Fourth of July: The only independence day I recognize is Juneteenth.”
Actress Alyssa Milano also disparaged the Fourth of July by sharing a TikTok video of herself reading “Reminder: The United States was founded on the unjust treatment of Native Americans, Africans and other people of color.”