MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 03: Graffiti artist Akse spray paints a mural of George Floyd in Manchester's northern quarter on June 03, 2020 in Manchester, United Kingdom. The death of an African-American man, George Floyd, while in the custody of Minneapolis police has sparked protests across the United States, as well as demonstrations of solidarity in many countries around the world. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

This year has been one of the most racially tense years we’ve seen in a long long time, probably the most intense I’ve seen in my entire life.  In the aftermath of the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor there have been protests across the world and there has specifically been more emphasis put on black culture and black history, case in point, Juneteenth.

One way that people wanted to protest which I had never heard of before was by not celebrating America’s Independence day, which I thought was clever but I also had my doubts about how people would do it and if they would even do it.  People say that they will boycott this and protest that but not stay committed to it.  I do think that if done correctly, protesting this holiday could be done fairly easy but since it was last minute I don’t think people knew how to go about it.


Did you protest Independence Day?