White People's Day: Chris Rock July 4 Tweet Sparks Debate, Outrage

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In wishing people a Happy White People's Day July 4, Chris Rock stirred up debate and sparked controversy as many accused the outspoken comedian of racism.

On Independence Day, the star fired off the following tweet: “Happy white peoples independence day the slaves weren’t free but I’m sure they enjoyed fireworks.”

Predictably, some people went absolutely ballistic.

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Rock is, of course, 100 percent correct in noting that black people in America were kept as slaves and treated horribly - for nearly a century after 1776, no less.

This is accepted as fact and with shame by almost everyone, but the Tweet struck a nerve with many who seem to really hate black people mentioning slavery.

Nearly 150 years after the Emancipation Proclamation, so-called “reverse racism” achieves little and widens our divisions, or so the common argument goes.

Wrote one non-fan: “Chris Rock says ‘happy white people’s independence day.’ Racist lefties keep throwing gas on the fire to keep the hate alive. #tcot #loser”

That may be partially true, but it's also silly to think that if you stopped mentioning it, or acknowledging it did exist and still exists, that it would cease to.

He's also just a comedian having fun, so people probably shouldn't get TOO fired up one way or the other, but it clearly remains a pretty sensitive topic.

What do you think of Chris Rock's Tweet?

 

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DID YOU SAY KILL THE WHIT PEOPLE?? BITCH WHAT DO YOU NEED MONEY FOR? WHAT YOU NEED TO DO IS LEARN HOW TO SPELL!

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PAY WHAT YOU OWE AMERIKKKA ITS TIME FOR WAR KILL THE WHIT PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!

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I've never found him that funny anyway! His comments don't make him anymore funny! Just a funny-a**ed attitude about Independence Day is all!

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OMG...its just a joke but I guess that proves we both are getting @#*K!* its just that some folks have vaseline...Oneday we will begin to realize there is only one race and thats the HUMAN-RACE,True Unity & Beauty!

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Chris Rock along with a few African-Americans still want to stir the pot. Making comments such as these do not help our situation. If Chris Rock is so adamant about black vs white, tell me what would make him happy? Would Chris Rock like for each white American (which had nothing to do w/slavery) to compensate each black American (which had nothing to do w/slavery)(unless you can find an American 160 years old)? Or how about this, we call up Doc Brown and see if we borrow the DeLorean for the weekend? This kind of crap is what weakens relationships, it diminishes all of what Dr MLK Jr. preached. But, Chris Rock makes a living off this and why does he care?

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Blacks don't want a solution. They enjoy being the victim.

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This is quite something. Race wars at its finest starting from an ignorant comment from a "comedian". Chris Rock knew exactly what he was doing when he said it.

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reginald - Obviously you don't know your history very well. Your own people sold you into slavery to the English. That's right, YOUR people in Africa. And did you know they still sell your people to slavery? Probably not, and if you do, you won't say it because you know your people in Africa can't give you everything you DEMAND here.

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Dude must be hard up for comedic material! I still advocate a "White Folks Day"! Got "McClintock" comin' on the tube. And oldie, but a goodie. Too bad John Wayne's not around to be the Grand Marshall of the first "White Folks Day". Nobody more American than "The Duke". Maureen O'Hara would look great by his side in a convertible as well!

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i always knew patriotic holidays were colored, but i thought they were RED, WHITE and BLUE - i did not know that a country where EVERYONE is celebrating its freedom is only attributing the holiday to the white citizens....i guess i'm out, my dad was Native American, so that makes me what, pink? screw that, I AM AMERICAN, and screw chris rock, he doesn't know crap about being "colored"

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