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In a Monday tweet marking the Juneteenth holiday, the Human Rights Campaign, a pro-LGBT advocacy group, asserted that there is a parallel between the LGBT movement and "the fight for Black freedom."
"To honor #Juneteenth is to recognize the intersectionality between LGBTQ+ equality and racial justice. True Black liberation continues to be challenged today by systemic racism and oppression. Our fight for equality is synonymous with the fight for Black freedom."
The tweet sparked blowback on social media.
"Right… because as my ancestors were toiling away on fields and dreaming of freedom, the prominent thought in their minds were 'that whip might hurt, but it doesn’t hurt anywhere as badly as LGBTQ+ oppression,'" Zeek Arkham sarcastically tweeted in response to the Human Rights Campaign. "Y’all had nothing else to tweet about today, huh?" he added.
"For all the talk about 'colonizers', I have never seen a political movement representing so few people be so successful at extracting the resources (eg., history, imagery, rhetoric) from other movements and using them for their own purposes," tweeted Delano Squires, who is a contributor to BlazeTV's "Fearless with Jason Whitlock."
\u201cFor all the talk about \u201ccolonizers\u201d, I have never seen a political movement representing so few people be so successful at extracting the resources (eg., history, imagery, rhetoric) from other movements and using them for their own purposes.\u201d— Delano Squires (@Delano Squires) 1687229442
"Not everything has to be about you, you narcissistic freaks," Sean Davis tweeted.
"Critical Theory on display. Everything ties back to pushing Marxism. The issue is not the issue. Minorities are just pawns in this cynical agenda to take over the U.S. government and forcibly install a socialist government," Kyle Becker tweeted.
Juneteenth became a federal holiday in 2021.
"One of my proudest actions as President has been signing the bipartisan law establishing Juneteenth as the first new Federal holiday since the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday nearly four decades ago," President Joe Biden said in a 2023 Juneteenth Day of Observance proclamation.
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Alex Nitzberg is a staff writer for Blaze News.