Progressive “squad” member Cori Bush is stirring controversy and facing backlash with her July 4th tweet declaring “When they say that the 4th of July is about American freedom, remember this: the freedom they’re referring to is for white people.”
“This land is stolen land and Black people still aren’t free,” Bush added.
Here are some of the many responses:
There are plenty of black Americans who have taken advantage of Freedom to succeed: Barack Obama, Kamala Harris, Clarence Thomas, to name a few.
How is there 'systematic racism' when we had a black president, VP, SCOTUS justice? Because of hard work & opportunity. Stop lying.
— Kyle Becker (@kylenabecker) July 4, 2021
“This land is stolen land”
How can you believe that, and then justify being an elected member of Congress?
— Eric (@Eric_R_Wilson) July 4, 2021
How were you elected, then?
— Nick Searcy, INSURRECTIONAL FILM & TELEVISION STAR (@yesnicksearcy) July 4, 2021
“I’m so oppressed” says the black congresswoman who makes $174,000 a year.
— Pop Copy (@urbanmeyerlives) July 4, 2021