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"Slavery is the original sin of our nation. It took too long for us to remove the badges of slavery in this country, and Juneteenth is a special day, a day to celebrate the final freedom of all people in America from slavery and involuntary servitude. That day came much too late, and is something we as a nation must work to understand. We must have the basic hard conversations regarding the importance of this day.
The end of slavery did not create equality in our country. For too long, and continuing today, people of color have been equal in name only.
Black Lives Matter is a movement that highlights the continued inequities of our society. Systemic racism and oppression of people of color, the LGBTQIA, Native Americans, Hispanic, and indeed all minorities in our society, is rampant, and it is ingrained in our culture. For far too long, we - I speak for white Americans – have simply acknowledged this reality, and have paid only lip service in calling for change" - Colin Wilhelm | Candidate for Colorado's 3rd congressional district