The NPR (National Public Radio) has an ongoing tradition where they post the Declaration of Independence online but this year they sent out a warning to readers.
The warning declared the Declaration of Independence “contains a racist slur against Indigenous people”.
NPR also stated that the Declaration of Independence says “that all men are created equal” —but women, enslaved people, Indigenous people and many others were not held as equal at the time”.
Friends, if the far-left had their way they would get rid of Independence Day just like they did Columbus Day.
NPR denounces Declaration of Independence on 4th of July https://t.co/G8qsdG1V1R
— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) July 4, 2021
🧵 245 years ago today, leaders representing 13 British colonies signed a document to declare independence.
It says "that all men are created equal" — but women, enslaved people, Indigenous people and many others were not held as equal at the time. https://t.co/dtE0z2Uabc
— NPR (@NPR) July 4, 2021
The Post Millennial had more on the NPR’s Post:
National Public Radio (NPR) continued its yearly July 4 tradition of posting the Declaration of Independence to social media. This year, however, there were a few twists and caveats. “245 years ago today, leaders representing 13 British colonies signed a document to declare independence,” NPR tweeted, linking to an article about its annual reading of the founding document. “It says ‘that all men are created equal’ — but women, enslaved people, Indigenous people and many others were not held as equal at the time,” NPR added.The editor’s note in question comes as an addendum to the series of tweets which NPR has been doing year after year, reproducing the text of the Declaration of Independence in full, bit by bit. The editor’s note itself says simply: “Contains a racist slur against Indigenous people.”
(Editor’s note: Contains a racist slur against Indigenous people)
and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.
— NPR (@NPR) July 4, 2021
NPR two days ago released this interview, which explains how the Declaration of Independence is “racist:
The Declaration of Independence includes language that reminds us of this country’s highest ideals – that all men are created equal. It also reminds us how far this country has fallen short of those ideals. Many of the men who wrote the document enslaved other people. As we approach this Fourth of July, we’re going to look specifically at one passage in the declaration called Grievance 27. It includes an offensive racial slur to describe Native Americans, and we’ll hear those words in a moment.
To discuss how this piece of the declaration fits into our nation’s history and the story of the country’s founding, we’re joined by historian Donald Grinde Jr. He’s a professor at the University at Buffalo and a member of the Yamasee Nation. Welcome.
DONALD GRINDE JR: Glad to be here.
SHAPIRO: How do you look at the Declaration of Independence as a document given its flaws and given its foundational role in the country that we live in today?
GRINDE: Well, obviously, the rhetoric in clause 27 about the merciless savages is derogatory and not a good thing. But there’s a paradox here – that during this debate in June – May and June of 1776, the members of the Continental Congress invite 21 Iroquois chiefs to Independence Hall, and they are there during the debate over the Declaration of Independence. And this has been obscured and not talked about.
The far-left have found their golden ticket to get rid of things they don’t like, and it’s as simple as calling something/someone racist when they’re really not.