Why wasn't there a Juneteenth march today?
By - crap4you
Juneteenth is US history.
This is Canada, our slavery abolition happened August 1st 1834.
Read a history book.
This is Canada not America. Have some pride in being Canadian and quit adopting every single American thing.
Why would there be one? Its a distinctly American event, originating in Galveston,Texas.
Juneteenth's commemoration is on the anniversary date of the June 19, 1865, announcement of General Order No. 3 by Union Army general Gordon Granger, proclaiming and enforcing freedom of enslaved people in Texas,which was the last state of the Confederacy with institutional slavery.
The specific origins of a day of celebration aren't really valid reasons for only some people to celebrate the occasion. The world is full of holidays that people celebrate even if they have no affiliation with the group that started it.
That didn't stop Vancouver last year.
BLM was more on peoples minds last year than this year.
I guess…..Goerge Floyd isn’t a big media thing at this point. I never heard about Juneteenth before that. People have moved on. I don’t know.
Saying this as an outside observer that knows nothing, for what its worth.
Last year drew 6,000 people standing in solidarity with those fighting against systematic oppression and violence against black people in the US. Currently there is not a large amount of unrest in the US, there's nothing for anyone to march for. So we treat Juneteenth like any other day because it was an American tragedy and we are not American.