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    How is the adoption on Juneteenth where you are?

    It's become an official holiday at my company, starting two years ago. My GF's company has also started recognizing a Juneteenth holiday as of this year.

    My mom's family was emancipated in Jamaica in the 1830s. There's a story in her family about an already freed slave falling in love with a slave and buying her freedom. My uncle has the legal documents and letters between the two which have been passed down through generations. Both slaves in the story were from second families, meaning they were the children of plantation owners that were married to white women, but had a second family on the side with a slave woman. The children of these second families would often be educated and could read and write but kept their slave status.

    The history is pretty terrible, but I feel at least somewhat lucky to know part of my family's story.

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    It really seems to be getting traction around here this year. Prior to this year I didn't hear that much about it but this year there's events, closings of various stuff, etc etc.

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    First year that our company is recognizing it as well. (Company is headquartered in the South, FWIW.)

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    My workplace recognizes it. My wife's private healthcare job does not observe it yet.

    We just visited family in the midwest for a wedding. To at least some of them Juneteenth is ridiculous, as is pride month. They spend a lot of time at church. Rough time of year for them.

    I wasn't aware of Juneteenth until 2020.

    Thanks for sharing some family history though. It wasn't that long ago really.

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    Holiday at the wife's company this year.


    Quote Originally Posted by Chair 6 View Post
    I wasn't aware of Juneteenth until 2020.
    I recall the emancipation being taught in school south of the mason-dixon but the Juneteenth terminology was new to me a few years ago.

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    I remember being driven through Atlanta in the back of a cab with the SVP of my company on Juneteenth in 2008 or so. It was wild and we couldnt figure out what was going on.

    Now it seems pretty recognized

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mazderati View Post
    Holiday at the wife's company this year.




    I recall the emancipation being taught in school south of the mason-dixon but the Juneteenth terminology was new to me a few years ago.
    Same here. I hadnít heard there was a day to recognize it named Juneteenth until the ďJuneteenthĒ episode on Atlanta

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    I heard about it a few years ago when it popped up on my iPhone.

    Grew up in Chicago with black friends and coworkers. It wasnít a thing then.

    Itís like Fatherís Day. Made up shit.

    Iím okay with it being a day. But another federal paid holiday? Wtf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Core Shot View Post
    I heard about it a few years ago when it popped up on my iPhone.

    Grew up in Chicago with black friends and coworkers. It wasn’t a thing then.

    It’s like Father’s Day. Made up shit.

    I’m okay with it being a day. But another federal paid holiday? Wtf.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Core Shot View Post
    I heard about it a few years ago when it popped up on my iPhone.

    Grew up in Chicago with black friends and coworkers. It wasnít a thing then.

    Itís like Fatherís Day. Made up shit.

    Iím okay with it being a day. But another federal paid holiday? Wtf.
    Who the fuck doesnít want another paid holiday?

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    Humor me. What does Juneteenth represent? I am really not sure. And I work for a giant global corporation. Juneteenth messages every day
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    Quote Originally Posted by MTT View Post
    Humor me. What does Juneteenth represent? I am really not sure. And I work for a giant global corporation. Juneteenth messages every day
    Juneteenth is the day the final group of slaves was freed when the Feds went into Texas to force their release. Texas had been defying the emancipation proclamation.

    In short, itís celebrating the actual end of slavery in America.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Core Shot View Post
    I heard about it a few years ago when it popped up on my iPhone.

    Grew up in Chicago with black friends and coworkers. It wasnít a thing then.

    Itís like Fatherís Day. Made up shit.

    Iím okay with it being a day. But another federal paid holiday? Wtf.
    Itís been a state holiday in TX for over 40 years, but since you didnít know about it I guess it didnít matter.

    What holiday isnít ďmade upĒ? Was Jesus really born on Dec 25th? Columbus never even landed on North America. Hell, the entire Gregorian calendar is ďmade upĒ.

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    Not celebrated or even discussed in the vast Whiteness that is Colorado.

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    First time, Monday, that the NY Stock Exchange will be closed to recognize it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peruvian View Post
    It’s been a state holiday in TX for over 40 years, but since you didn’t know about it I guess it didn’t matter.

    What holiday isn’t “made up”? Was Jesus really born on Dec 25th? Columbus never even landed on North America. Hell, the entire Gregorian calendar is “made up”.
    Thank you, that was good.

    Was looking at my calendar on my Android phone, according to it Sunday is indeed a holiday. Good for us and a great big yeehaw, way to hang tough Tex-ass.

    Who the fuck doesn’t want another paid holiday?
    Me.... Self employed means you take the day off which is OK but crowded and shit and then the rest of the week is fucked up catching up. I am happy July 4th lands on a Monday this year. It really fucks things up when its a mid week day.
    I have been in this State for 30 years and I am willing to admit that I am part of the problem.

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    2nd year of it being recognized by my firm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J. Barron DeJong View Post
    Who the fuck doesn’t want another paid holiday?
    Who the fuck do you think pays for that holiday???

    My point was that it’s recent. And yes, it was a Texas thing that took off after Floyd.
    But do the lazy ass federal employees need another paid holiday? Fuck no. Fuck them.

    Trade Juneteenth for Presidents’ Day. Or Veterans Day. Or Labor Day. Or whatever useless federal holiday already exists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunion 2020 View Post
    Me.... Self employed means you take the day off which is OK but crowded and shit and then the rest of the week is fucked up catching up. I am happy July 4th lands on a Monday this year. It really fucks things up when its a mid week day.
    Yup.

    Quote Originally Posted by MTT View Post
    Humor me. What does Juneteenth represent? I am really not sure. And I work for a giant global corporation. Juneteenth messages every day
    Do you get a Happy New Year message every day too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Core Shot View Post
    Who the fuck do you think pays for that holiday???

    My point was that it’s recent. And yes, it was a Texas thing that took off after Floyd.
    But do the lazy ass federal employees need another paid holiday? Fuck no. Fuck them.

    Trade Juneteenth for Presidents’ Day. Or Veterans Day. Or Labor Day. Or whatever useless federal holiday already exists.
    We need more paid time off in this country, asshole. Humans aren't slaves to their employers any longer in this country. We live in a society.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Core Shot View Post
    Who the fuck do you think pays for that holiday???

    My point was that itís recent. And yes, it was a Texas thing that took off after Floyd.
    But do the lazy ass federal employees need another paid holiday? Fuck no. Fuck them.

    Trade Juneteenth for Presidentsí Day. Or Veterans Day. Or Labor Day. Or whatever useless federal holiday already exists.
    I really donít think a problem in America right now is that thereís simply too much holiday/vacation time.

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    Jesus you are an intolerable asshole. Utah recognizing it as a holiday for the 1st time this year.

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    Lazy ass fed employees is coming from the guy with 16k posts here....

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    Some saturation into the Seattle area, but some of it just lip service and some typical honky resentment.
    For example, Amazon, Microsoft, Boeing, and Nordstrom do not include Juneteenth as a paid holiday, but recognize the day. msft encourages listening and reflecting that day. Chairman Bill always was a hard driver.

    Some of my local inlaws are fairly obvious racists, so my experience gets diluted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Core Shot View Post
    Who the fuck do you think pays for that holiday???

    My point was that itís recent. And yes, it was a Texas thing that took off after Floyd.
    But do the lazy ass federal employees need another paid holiday? Fuck no. Fuck them.

    Trade Juneteenth for Presidentsí Day. Or Veterans Day. Or Labor Day. Or whatever useless federal holiday already exists.
    This you?

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