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Chris Rock's 'Happy White Peoples Independence Day' Tweet Stirs Up Debate (Yawn...)

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act July 6, 2012 at 11:05AM

This was and still is a non-issue for me, but everywhere I turn, there's lots of chatter about it, and I keep getting asked about it, whether for my own personal thoughts, or to post something about it on S&A.
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Chris Rock

This was and still is a non-issue for me, but everywhere I turn, there's lots of chatter about it, and I keep getting asked about it, whether for my own personal thoughts, or to post something about it on S&A.

I went with the latter, so you folks can debate it if you'd like.

The short story goes, on July 4th, Chris Rock tweeted the following:

"Happy white peoples independence day the slaves weren't free but I'm sure they enjoyed fireworks."

Naturally, that caused all kinds of backlash (mostly from white people I imagine, but I could be wrong. Herman Cain probably had something to say about it).

And then some came to Rock's defense, like Don Cheadle, and at least one white dude - Zach Braff, so not every white person hates Chris Rock now. 

And 2 days later, people are still talking about it, the media continues to report on it; pundits continue to spin it; etc...

And that's all I'm going to say about it :)

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