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Friday BP: Happy Juneteenth

Hello everyone. Happy Friday, and more importantly, Happy Juneteenth.

Today is the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth, a day when a group of enslaved Black people in Galveston, Texas found out they were free from slavery, more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. As such, the day represents both freedom and the perils and power of slavery and systemic racism in America.

Today is a good day for reflection and education, but more importantly, it’s a good day to put some thought into how we can use future days more productively; how we can be actively and constantly anti-racist, not just on one day or one month, but on all days and all months.