Happy July! This month we celebrate the 4th of July, Independence Day for America. But let's look at some history, shall we... July 4, 1776 was when the Declaration of Independence was adopted by Congress, giving the British immigrants the ability to operate independently of Great Britain and create their own government. That's right, British immigrants. So while the founding fathers would love for us to celebrate this day as our entire country's independence, really it was only the white Brits that benefited from it all. I'm not sure any indigenous people were thrilled with the vote.
I'm sick of looking into this country's heritage and history, only to realize that I've been lied to my whole life about how great this country is. I'm sorry, but the history of this country is fucked up and it's time that we admit it. If we can't admit that this country was founded on rich, white men who wanted nothing more than to get richer and more powerful, then how do we move forward? We can't even admit there was a problem without some redneck coming out of the woodwork to tell us to move to Canada. How does this country begin to repair the damage that it has done to the majority of its residence? Because unless you are a white, Western European, cis male, this Independence Day is not a celebration for you.
So happy birthday America, where there is always liberty and justice for some...
Here are some sizes for finished projects:
14 Count Aida - 8x6" frame
16 Count Aida - 7x5" frame
18 Count Aida - 7x5" frame
28 Count Evenweave - 4x3" frame
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