Maxine Waters (D-CA); suggested the Declaration of Independence was racist as it was written while slavery was in the United States.
She tweeted Sunday:
July 4th… & so, the Declaration of Independence says all men are created equal. Equal to what? What men? Only white men? Isn’t it something that they wrote this in 1776 when African Americans were enslaved? They weren’t thinking about us then, but we’re thinking about us now!
While most of her colleagues in the House tweeted celebratory messages, she and other Democrats highlighted racism in the country’s history.
Independence Day is about freedom for whites, “Black People still aren’t free,” stated by Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO) on Sunday, July 4.
Bush is the first black congresswoman from Missouri. She frames politics in racial terms such as “white supremacy,” “systemic racism,” black liberation,” and “racial justice,” and “structural inequity.”
Bush called for unspecified “reparations” while searching for “equality.” According to Bush, opposition to “critical race theory” is a “racist dog whistle.”
In May, she alleged doctors “don’t care about” the “pain” of blacks by tweeting, “Every day, Black birthing people and our babies die because our doctors don’t believe our pain. My children almost became a statistic. I almost became a statistic. I testified about my experience @OversightDems today. Hear us. Believe us. Because for so long, nobody has.”
Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-NY) also used the occasion to tweet about race.
“Let us reflect on the full story of America today. Black people were not freed in 1776. Despite a system stacked against us, we must continue to use our collective power to change that system,” he tweeted.