Compiled by Billie Jordan in the Mid-Wilshire District.
“I don’t celebrate the fourth because I’m black and slavery was not abolished in 1776. I have no interest in celebrating something my ancestors were not a part of.”
“Chilling. We’re not super active with the fourth activities. I feel like it’s become a mere holiday, commercialized.”
“I celebrate because it reminds me of when the country was founded and it’s great to have a day remembering that.”