(The Root) — Almost everybody knows at least one militant black person who is anti-Independence Day and makes it very difficult for you to enjoy your plate of barbecue in peace. There’s no scarcity of such folks on Twitter; every year I brace myself for all the “I’M NOT CELEBRATING AMERIKKKA’S INDEPENENCE DAY FOR MY PEOPLE ARE NOT TRULY FREE” tweets, and they always come.
But there are still black folks out there who are down for waving Old Glory around, or are at least willing to put aside their politics long enough to enjoy a rib or two. Celebrating or not, Twitter is buzzing about the 4th — it’s been a top hashtag on The Chatterati all day. Here’s what folks are saying.
Happy 4th of july people..!!!
— Myeisha.. (@SimplyMeEB) July 4, 2013
If a mf tell me happy 4th of july ima tell him shoot yoself in da face wita roman candle
— DeeAyy (@Sickspitta15) July 4, 2013
Happy 4th, stay safe out there.
— Brian Williams (@Bdub44) July 4, 2013
Happy Independence Day! Thank all those who did what they did so we can do what we do!
— Chris Tucker (@realctucker) July 4, 2013
Idk about yall but clearly my ancestors were still in bondage so i dont but so much celebrate… http://t.co/sNOy8dCTvl
— LALA (@MindOnMyMula_) July 4, 2013
Y’all out celebrating the 4th and turning up today but don’t even know who wrote The Declaration of Independence
— Falana (@COCOFalana) July 4, 2013