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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Chris Rock fails to even comprehend what Independence day is about... Independence day has nothing to do with race or skin color. It's about one nation gaining independence from another, namely, America from England. Doesn't matter if you're white, black, hispanic, or anything; if you were born in America or you're a legal American citizen, you celebrate independence day. It's not about "white people" as racist Chris Brown seems to believe. I agree with the tweet quoted, racism is kept alive and well by leftist jerks who keep throwing fuel at the fire.

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The fact is large numbers of free Negroes owned black slaves; in fact, in numbers disproportionate to their representation in society at large. In 1860 only a small minority of whites owned slaves. According to the U.S. census report for that last year before the Civil War, there were nearly 27 million whites in the country. Some eight million of them lived in the slaveholding states. The census also determined that there were fewer than 385,000 individuals who owned slaves (1). Even if all slaveholders had been white, that would amount to only 1.4 percent of whites in the country (or 4.8 percent of southern whites owning one or more slaves).

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I don't know what Chris Rock is poppin' off about. We have a Black History MONTH! Yeah, that's 4 whole wks.! So..hmmm...gee..gosh! Wouldn't ya think we could have one lousy "White People's Day"?!? There's enough great contributions and achievements of White Folks to celebrate that we could have a White People's "Millenium"!!!!!

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Everyday is White People Day Hahahaha deal with it Darkie's

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The Only Ones Getting Upset Are The White People
WHY? Because they don't know their history. Go read about it as there are numerous articles on the internet that show that on July 4, 1776 the black people were still slaving away. So what Chris Rock says is true. What the truth hurt? LOL

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I am a georgia cracker.I grew up in aAugusta Ga.A town with alot of racism.But I didnt hang the first one black person.Get the fuck over the racism.Black people cant understand why they have a bad name ,just watch the news they commit most crimes,

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MARYLYN,''GIVE US OUR MONEY/WITH INTEREST'',YOU ARE A BLITHERING IDIOT YOUR TRIBAL LEADERS.CHIEFS SOLD YOU TO SLAVE TRADERS FOR MANY COUNTRIES.BLAME YOUR TRIBAL L;EADERS.HATE THEM,TELL THEM YOU ARE OWED MONEY,HAD YOU NOT BEEN SLAVES,BROUGHT TO BIGGER BETTER COUNTRIES,TO LEARN,LANGUAGE,MATH,HISTORY,MLK-BIRTHDAY,ETC. MAN YOU GAT ALL YOU WILL EVER DESERVE.GO OUT GET JOBS,GET YOUR LAZY ASSES OFF WELFARE,HAVING A DOZEN BABIES FOR AM. TAXPAYERS TO FEED,HOUSE,AND EDUCATE.I MIGHT ADD ALL THESE ILLEGITAMITE KIDS,NO ONE KNOWS WHO THIER FATHERS ARE,DOZEN KIDS,1 MOTHER,12 FATHERS,NO JOBS FOE SEVERAL GENERATIONS,IT JUST GOES ON AND ON.NOW YOU HAVE A HALF BREED,BASTARD CHILD AS ''POTUS'',AS WORTHLESS AS CAN BE.ONCE YOU ALL DISCOVERED WELFARE,LOOKOUT HERE COMES THE NIGRA FREE TRAIN'' ALSO KNOWN AS WELFARE FOR LIFE!!!

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should i start calling martin luther king day happy black day ?

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Hey CAROL That so far from the trueth. He's black and has the power to reach many ears O.K. By saying that look at this site. We are hating on each other now. It's the same crap. Like saying it's O.K. for the Black Panters and that dumb ass that was a school teacher @ N.C. STATE that they should kill whitey and kill our Babys also. It's racist like Chris Rock that teaches HATE O.K. Carol so may-be you should get over it. O.K.

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I'm really tried of this. It's O.K. to slam my raice because WHY something that happen before I was born. Independence day is for all that enjoy the freedom that the white man and the black man died for.Yes they my have been made to fight but you now enjoy the same freedom as me today think about that. You have this raciset group called the Black Panters that cry for the death of the white man nothing said you have this other black guy that went to N.C. state and this man sayes kill white babies. this is O.K. Why because they are black? If the K.K.K was to have come out and said these crasy things they would be locked up. Charged with hate crimes. I'm sick of this you know what It's time for the white man to stand up take back his pride and say hey blacky better to be pist off then pist on.Please come to my home and try to hurt my babies. As someone once said by any mean nessasary.

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