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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glad to be from the south where martin luther king day is still robert e. lee day :)

Tobys-massa

where's kydrez or whatevr the fuck? Lost his balls??????

Tobys-massa

Let it go Nigger I wouldnt even call u that but thats a nigger statement so fuck it im done tryin to be friends Fuck "y'all" period

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You have to love a celeb that has not produced anything for years to make one comment and now everybody talking about Chris Rock. Chris Rock has made his career on racism. Why are we suprised or even concerned this time? Chris Rock is washed up and has no other material to make himself relevant. Chris Rock attained more freedoms with American Independence. Chris Rock should be appreciative or go somewhere else. He doesn't have much more to offer U.S. people, does he?

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Blacks sold blacks into slavery for years and still do it today . Before it was to work on plantations and now days they sell their sisters, cousins, mothers and friends into prostitution all to make money for themselves, history does repeat itself unless you educate yourselves and blacks are not willing to do that. So go ahead sell all of your relatives so you can have crack and meth money. I myself will sit back and watch like most caucasions do, just stay away from my family and myself !

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How funny - ppl criticizing others for posting saying they 'should find something constructive to do' then calling them 'losers.' Uh, do you not realize what you just said about yourself?!

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How funny - ppl criticizing others for posting saying they 'should find something constructive to do' then calling them 'losers.' Uh, do you not realize what you just said 'bouut yourself?!

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USA is what it is today because of Manifest Destiny. Read your history and don't derive your conclusions from celebrity opinion. Thats why this country is so stupid because ppl value celebrities more than EDUCATION. We are all here now because of sacrifices ancestors have made and we have "seen so far because we have stood on the shoulders of giants"---Newton

Tobys-massa

Yea whathappenned and 90 percent of you are from 3rd world countries LMFAO what else do they have to do besides fuck MORON

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black vs white never ends.I bet chicanos are laughing.