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Happy Juneteenth! Celebrating Black Freedom and Freedom for All From June 19th ‘Til July 4th

Sooo, today I did something new, I wished the first several people that I saw out in public, “Happy Juneteenth!”

The thing is, I live in Oregon and the first several folx that I saw were actually all white. And not a single person who verbally responded said ‘Happy Juneteenth’ back to me. They seemed to be either confused, uncomfortable, unsure of how to respond or completely unaware about what Juneteenth was. The main responses I got were, “You too!“ and “Thank you!”