Any effort to make Juneteenth a national holiday should be viewed with caution. Such a designation would only continue the telling of false tales. It would allow the bad actors of the present day to get away with cheap theatrics while continuing the legal and economic structures which still oppress Black people. The true story of the past would be kept hidden and the story of the present would be sugar coated. . . .
Imagine parents fighting for justice for the death of their son only to be sued by the District Attorney who let the officer who shot their child walk free. After releasing evidence in my son’s case on social media I was issued a temporary restraining order to stop sharing video. The officer involved that shot my son 5 times got the Tarrant County DA to sue me in civil court. This is our story. . . .