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Black Senate Candidate: ‘Stop Allowing the Democrat Party to Give Us Trinkets,’ Like ‘Another Holiday’

By Craig Bannister | June 21, 2021 | 11:42am EDT
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“The Black community does not need another holiday to celebrate,” it needs to study the factual history of America, Black Veteran and Senate Candidate Kathy Barnette (R-Penn.) says.

Understanding a person’s Black heritage is important, but another holiday, like Juneteenth, that’s just a token gesture by Democrats isn’t, Barnett told Fox & Friends First on Monday:

“As it relates to Juneteenth: obviously, as a Black woman who grew up in the very Deep South I have the blood of slaves coursing through my veins, I completely understand any Black people wanting something that can help us to figure out what that portion of that heritage that we walk.

“But, I earnestly believe Black people, the Black community, does not need, specifically, another holiday to celebrate. What we need is to stop allowing the Democrat Party to give us trinkets.

“What we need is to really begin to understand our true history. And history is a fact.

“The January 1, 1863 Emancipation Proclamation, it really happened. Or, January 31, 1865, when the House passed the 13th Amendment that abolished slavery altogether. There’s a lot to be gained by the American people beginning to open up history books and beginning to understand our Constitution.”

“What is very serious is this ideology-based Marxist that has gripped our nation” in the form of the 1619 Project and Critical Race Theory (CRT), Barnette said, dismissing Black Singer Macy Gray’s recent call to replace the American flag:

“I would have given my life for this country, as a veteran. And, it’s very disconcerting.

“But again, although Macy Gray is utterly ridiculous – what is very serious is this ideology-based Marxist that has gripped our nation - whether we’re talking about 1619 Project, CRT or anything in between. The American people need to realize that this is the greatest country that has ever existed. We’re not perfect, but no one is running a close second. And, our nation is in trouble.”

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