"Freedom Day is a significant day for the African American culture in the United States.
It was the day that finally freed all slaves in America. It unfortunately wasn't the end of slavery, however. Explicitly stated in the Thirteenth Amendment, “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as punishment for crime, whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.
In other words, all American citizens are free until they are convicted of a crime. From the day the emancipation proclamation was issued, African Americans were arrested for very minor crimes such as loitering and other small misdemeanors at alarming rates, some illegitimate I can only assume, and essentially thrust right back into slavery, otherwise known as prison. The strides we as a country have made since then are night and day, but as you can clearly see today, we are far from perfect.
It is on us to continue to make strides to abolish all racial injustice for good.
How you might ask? Inform one another. When talking to my caucasian friends, the response I get the majority of time is “I don’t know how it feels” when referring to the racial injustice African Americans and all minorities in the U.S. experience. And how could you? It is not your fault.