GOP votes to make Juneteenth holiday while trying to ban teaching it

Sen. Cornyn endorsed the vote to make Juneteenth a federal holiday. But he also supports the Texas law just signed by Governor Greg Abbott making it harder to teach about the history of white supremacy and racial hierarchy in America.

6/17/2021 7:01:00 AM

.chrislhayes: Sen. Cornyn endorsed the vote to make Juneteenth a federal holiday, but also supports the Texas law just signed by Gov. Abbott making it harder to teach about the history of white supremacy and racial hierarchy in America.

Sen. Cornyn endorsed the vote to make Juneteenth a federal holiday. But he also supports the Texas law just signed by Governor Greg Abbott making it harder to teach about the history of white supremacy and racial hierarchy in America.

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chrislhayes Slavery did not end nationwide on June 19th, 1865, only in states in rebellion. Slavery was not ended in Kentucky, Maryland, Delaware and Missouri until the 13th Amendment was passed on Dec 6, 1865. chrislhayes That’s my Senator, always sorta saying what he thinks you want to hear. chrislhayes You can’t accuse Republicans of hypocrisy. They do not care.

chrislhayes You can't have a holiday without educating people on the reason it exists. It becomes a part of society that must exist in the curriculums we impart upon each generation. Why would you not teach why something exists? chrislhayes Wait. My OCD needs it to be Jineteenth or Junineteenth. Ugh

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