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Saturday, June 19, 2021

Juneteenth Seminar Senryu

This Brave New World,  X 

Juneteenth seminar 
Zoom array upon array 
of white male heads

FYI: Juneteenth marks both the long, hard night of slavery and subjugation, and a promise of a brighter morning to come. This is a day of profound — in my view — profound weight and profound power.

A day in which we remember the moral stain, the terrible toll that slavery took on the country and continues to take — what I’ve long called “America’s original sin.”

-- excerpted from Remarks by President Joe Biden at Signing of the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act.