Illinois City Cancels July 4th Celebrations — Approves Reparations & Holds Juneteenth Gay Pride Parties
An Illinois city has canceled its July 4th celebrations, yet Juneteenth gay pride events and reparations are still happening.
It’s becoming clear that our country’s history and patriotism mean nothing as sentiment grows to cancel July 4th celebrations while commemorating Juneteenth and pushing gay pride parades.
This attitude is a direct result of what is being taught in schools today. Schools across the country are teaching children that America is a racist country founded by racist, old, white, slave owners.
And therefore our history must be deconstructed, eliminated, and replaced with this nonsense.
My home town of Evanston, Illinois is having a Juneteenth Parade and a Gay Pride Parade, but is cancelling the 4th of July Parade & Fireworks. pic.twitter.com/KFhJ335LEl
— Tom Bevan (@TomBevanRCP) June 19, 2021
The Blaze reported:
Evanston commemorated the abolition of slavery with a parade and community celebration on Juneteenth — June 19, the day on which the abolition of slavery is annually celebrated — complete with art, music, and food at a local park.
There will also be a Gay Pride parade next Saturday, June 26.
The city, however, has canceled its July 4th live celebration over COVID-19, and has not indicated that it will hold similar festivities to honor America’s birthday.
Evanston grabbed headlines earlier this year after approving the nation’s first reparations program. The city will distribute $10 million over the next decade.
The program will officially begin distributing funds in the form of $25,000 payments “to a small number of eligible Black residents for home down payments, mortgage payments or home repairs,” WLS-TV reported.
While there is nothing wrong with celebrating gay pride or even commemorating Juneteenth. The issue here is that the left is attempting to replace our country’s history with these types of events.
In addition to erasing our history, the left is essentially implementing racist policies without even realizing it. Many of these events restricted only to those who fit the ‘woke’ mindset.
The Evanston Fourth of July Celebration explained in late March:
Based on concern for public health due to the unpredictability of the pandemic’s impact, vaccination rates, and in cooperation with our local authorities, the Trustees of the Evanston Fourth of July Association voted to cancel the Fun Run, Parade, Palatine Concert Band performance and Lakefront Fireworks show on July 4, 2021. However, we are committed and already working toward an Independence Day celebration that will be safe, creative and build community.
Monthly podcasts began in late 2019 titled “Celebrating a Century –The 4th of July in Evanston which will continue and can be heard on your personal devices. If guidelines allow, the Association plans to conduct the traditional morning games and activities in the parks and schools. The 2020 Virtual 4th of July celebration with a parade, concert and fireworks is ready to be replayed. The Celebration Team is considering mini concerts, roving entertainment, neighborhood art and decoration projects to provide the community with a day to remember.