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Juneteenth

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I thought I would share some info about Juneteenth today.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juneteenth

After the Emancipation Proclamation and the end of the civil war, some states still didn’t want to free the slaves. Granger said, “nuts!” And drove to Texas on June 19, 1865, to force the issue.

While not specifically actionable, today has national importance. And I will offer this: I have been advised that it is not proper etiquette to say things like, “Happy Juneteenth.” Rather use the day to acknowledge and research our history.
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Wish the best for generations to come - Juneteenth

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It is a great day in American history. Glad to see it added to the list of Federal holidays.
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This thread is now in the US Chapters forum (Bogleheads community).
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What are the best places to donate on Juneteenth?

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[Thread merged into here, see below. --admin LadyGeek]

Would like to know what you're doing on Juneteenth as far as charitable donations, volunteering, etc.
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What would you suggest? What are you doing?
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JustGotScammed wrote: Sat Jun 19, 2021 11:54 am Would like to know what you're doing on Juneteenth as far as charitable donations, volunteering, etc.
We donate to our church and primarily local charities we are familiar with.
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OP,

Local area food bank.

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Haven’t thought about donating specific to Juneteenth.

Are there charities specifically associating with the holiday or the historic significance?
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I merged JustGotScammed's thread into the ongoing discussion.

Several suggestions with a political focus have been removed. Those posts are outside our forum guidelines.
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Donations are I'm sure appreciated by any organization that takes them, but here's an idea.

Talk to a Black co-worker, neighbor, barber, or Uber driver and ask about their experience. Listen. Think.

(surely talking to someone is not political)
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How is this actionable?
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got the day off from work yesterday for Juneteenth. gave blood yesterday. saved 3 lives.
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mptfan wrote: Sat Jun 19, 2021 1:39 pm How is this actionable?
It's a call to do things for people of color in Black people in particular.
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I am doing nothing for Juneteenth. It ranks right up there with MLK Day, Washington’s Birthday, Veteran’s Day and Columbus Day, as federal “holidays” that I don’t get off from work. Well, in fairness, I had heard of those days before the last year or two.

I assume there aren’t any this year, but if we get some good Juneteenth sales next year maybe I’ll buy something.
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mptfan wrote: Sat Jun 19, 2021 1:39 pm How is this actionable?
It's part of the Bogleheads community. For example, we have a thread for Memorial Day. See: "MEMORIAL DAY -- 2021"
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i'm glad Juneteenth is now a federal holiday. I take the point that it is inappropriate to say Happy Juneteenth.

Here is a link to WQXR's page on Composer Chevalier de Saint-Georges, a freed enslaved person.
https://www.wqxr.org/story/chevalier-de ... -all-them/

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Juneteenth has been a Texas State Holiday for many many years.
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mptfan wrote: Sat Jun 19, 2021 1:39 pm How is this actionable?
If you flip the holiday on its head, it is also a story of the dangers of being overly concentrated in a single asset: the value of the 'slave asset class' went to zero.

While it is unlikely that such a dramatic proclamation will happen in the future, there are plenty of industries today which have drawn large, politically active, detractors who find the activities/assets of those companies to be immoral. Concentrating on just a few companies/single industry exposes you to political risk that can be minimized with a diversified portfolio.
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LadyGeek wrote: Sat Jun 19, 2021 1:56 pm
mptfan wrote: Sat Jun 19, 2021 1:39 pm How is this actionable?
It's part of the Bogleheads community. For example, we have a thread for Memorial Day. See: "MEMORIAL DAY -- 2021"
I don't think the Memorial Day thread is actionable either. I thought posts that were not actionable were against the forum rules, I guess I was mistaken.
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FoolStreet wrote: Sat Jun 19, 2021 9:48 am After the Emancipation Proclamation and the end of the civil war, some states still didn’t want to free the slaves.
I appreciate the post but would like to point out that an inanimate entity described by physical boundaries was not the problem. It was large groups of conscious people. This is why individual actions on a daily basis are important no matter where we live.
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I find some irony in the Federal government giving themselves yet another paid day off, relative to the situation for most working people, and the ethos of this particular holiday.
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