The 4th of July. Independence Day. Fireworks. Family. Red, white and blue. For many Americans, this is a time for hotdogs and fruit salads– the greatest cookout day of the summer. Today is the day when we celebrate the country’s freedom from British rule and the birth of the United States but some of the citizenship of Black Twitter is not having it.
Hotep twitter preparing their “Why Black people shouldn’t celebrate the 4th of July” think pieces pic.twitter.com/WX3MmHuJuM
— #TheCoolestTweeter (@LesIzMore) July 3, 2015
I am a conscious gal, a Black hipster of sorts, but I am a big fan of the 4th– the country’s history is long and complicated, but you know what my man, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, said “it bends toward justice.” But if you’re more hardline and are trying to find a way to reconcile your need to feed with your desire to let your feelings about the day be known, I’ve got a playlist for you. You can get your cookout on and keep it real at the SAME DAMN TIME.