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Cori Bush Faces Backlash Over July 4th Comment

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U.S. Rep. Cori Bush ignited fireworks on Sunday (July 4) social media for her Fourth of July tweet.

“When they say that the 4th of July is about American freedom, remember this: the freedom they’re referring to is for white people,” the Missouri Democrat said. “This land is stolen land and Black people still aren’t free.”

By Sunday evening, it received more than 31,000 likes.
 

When they say that the 4th of July is about American freedom, remember this: the freedom they’re referring to is for white people.

This land is stolen land and Black people still aren’t free.

— Cori Bush (@CoriBush) July 4, 2021

Hours later, she fleshed out her thoughts in a follow-up post, sharing her view of “what freedom looks like” for Black people.

Her list includes ending “the slavery permitted under the 13th amendment,” the war on drugs, police violence, and the apartheid systems of health care, housing and education in America.

“WE are the experts on our own liberation,” Bush continued. “And we won’t stop until it’s won.”

We know what our own freedom looks like.

End the slavery permitted under the 13th amendment.

End the War on Drugs.

End police violence.

End health care, housing, and education apartheid.

WE are the experts on our own liberation. And we won’t stop until it’s won.

— Cori Bush (@CoriBush) July 5, 2021

Some people criticised her because she’s an elected official.

Awful take, particularly from an elected official.

The freedom this country provides is intended for everyone.

That we have fallen far short of this ideal does not invalidate it;

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