Dul-Sayin’ – What July 4th Means to Black Folks | The Daily Show

Published on July 4, 2021

When Black Americans were freed in the southern states and began celebrating the Fourth of July, confederate mobs responded in hostility and banned most of their celebrations. Dulce Sloan unpacks the complicated relationship Black Americans have with Independence Day. #DailyShow #DulceSloan #July4th



  • Jeradiah Williams 12 months ago

    Happy belated birthday Ms. Lady!! The 4th of July wasn’t meant for us black people!! We weren’t free on that day.

  • Fauler Perfektionist 12 months ago

    Time was, I was utterly convinced that the American Colonies _had_ to sever our ties with the British Empire like we did in the Revolutionary War in order to end our dependence on slavery like we did in the Civil War.
    But since then, I have discovered that the British Empire made it officially illegal to practice slavery in 1807 and the practice continued in Britain’s extended colonies until 1838. This suggests quite strongly to me that if we had remained part of the British Empire, we might well have ended our dependence on slavery more than a generation _sooner_ than we did. We might well have freed our fellow human beings more than a _generation sooner._

  • Tiffany Anderson 12 months ago

    Happy Birthday, Dulce!!

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  • Buff Nasir 12 months ago

    That was beautiful information sis ❤️

  • HeRo_98 12 months ago

    Her cloth must be made of reinforced concrete in order to keep all that fat in place.

  • Eric Blake 12 months ago

    Happy birthday beautiful

  • Cristina Pachano 12 months ago

    Feliz cumpleaños mamacita! You and El Trevor are so smarhhht with some sass !! I love your 4th July outfit too!

  • benedictify 12 months ago

    Celebrate the birth of the country that has always rejected you, and built its economy on the sweat, blood and lives of your ancestors

  • Joshua Lovelace 12 months ago

    Before the invention of the cotton gin, the crop was unprofitable. At the time of nations formation, the founding fathers simply thought slavery would die out rather quickly.

  • JM1993951 12 months ago

    I wonder if this sentiment is regional. I’m in Southern California and every black person I know reacts to Juneteenth the same way most Latinos respond to “Latinx”. Confusion or indifference. Is it just less prevalent with younger generations?

  • Sarah Verneret 12 months ago

    Lol I thought this video was going to be 2 seconds long where Dulce says, “It don’t mean sh**!” 🤣 This was a well done video.

  • idleEverything 12 months ago

    Is it really? Happy birthday!

  • Eric Damon 12 months ago

    Happy birthday 🎉

  • Cheryl K. Murphy 12 months ago

    Happy InepenDulce!!!

  • H R 12 months ago

    Happy Birthday Dulce!!! Dope history lesson!!!

  • Alaina Allen 12 months ago

    Happy birthday 🎉🎈🎉

  • Tophinator 12 months ago

    1st, Happy Birthday! (Now belated), but I hope it was fun!
    2nd, thanks for this perspective. To be real, July the 4th never had any significance of race. I just always attributed the celebration of all Americans. But yeah, it’s absolutely a hypocritical stance for that time. Nice video!


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