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Ikea Juneteenth menu with watermelon, fried chicken sparks outrage

An attempt to honor Juneteenth has backfired spectacularly for one Atlanta branch of the Swedish furniture chain, Ikea. The branch sparked outrage with what employees are calling an intensely problematic menu curated to celebrate the holiday, which marks the emancipation of the very last enslaved Americans. “To honor the perseverance of Black Americans and acknowledge …

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Juneteenth, explained: the American Emancipation Day and Freedom Day

Juneteenth has been celebrated in the US for over 150 years Juneteenth is one of America’s oldest holidays, marking the end of over 200 years of slavery inside modern day US. The struggle for official recognition has lasted nearly as long. Juneteenth has been celebrated on every 19 of June since as early as 1866. …

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