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Cori Bush Faces Backlash Over July 4th Remark


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

“After they say that the 4th of July is about American freedom, bear in mind this: the liberty they’re referring to is for white individuals,” the Missouri Democrat mentioned. “This land is stolen land and Black individuals nonetheless aren’t free.”

By Sunday night, it obtained greater than 31,000 likes.

Hours later, she fleshed out her ideas in a follow-up put up, sharing her view of “what freedom appears to be like like” for Black individuals.

Her record consists of ending “the slavery permitted underneath the thirteenth modification,” the struggle on medicine, police violence, and the apartheid methods of well being care, housing and training in America.

“WE are the consultants on our personal liberation,” Bush continued. “And we received’t cease till it’s received.”

Some individuals criticised her as a result of she’s an elected official.