Happy Juneteenth!

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Happy Juneteenth!

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The end of slavery. A great reason to celebrate.

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I have never seen so many butthurt white people than I have in the past two days.

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Do people really say "Happy Juneteenth?"

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Robert wrote: Sat Jun 19, 2021 11:30 am

Do people really say "Happy Juneteenth?"

Probably a lot. It has been an official state holiday in Texas since 1980.

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Hooray we're finally free!

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I work as a contractor for the U.S. Government. On the day they announced it, the person responsible for managing the contract was quick to send out an email saying "Those of us who are contractors will still have to work."

They relented by the end of the day.

I guess the irony [of making Juneteenth the only national holiday where only a few people would get the day off and most people would still have to work] was eventually explained to them.

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It probably isn't in the contract, so they may be eating it. However, yes, that would be darkly ironic.

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Happy Juneteenth but i still have to work.

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I certainly had to work...I wonder if I got holiday pay.

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Metacell wrote: Sun Jun 20, 2021 12:04 am

I certainly had to work...I wonder if I got holiday pay.

Because right now Juneteenth is "only" a federal holiday, then you probably did NOT unless your job is somehow connected to a federal office. In Texas you already should have gotten yesterday off because it has been an official state holiday since 1980.

That's right: in the US the states must each choose which federal holidays they will recognize. This was part of the reason why MLK Jr. Day took so long to be recognized all across the US. The law making it a federal holiday passed in 1983, but South Carolina was last in 2000.

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Oh right...stupidland.

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