Black Americans Laud Juneteenth Holiday, Say More Work Ahead
“It’s great, but it’s not enough,” said Gwen Grant, president and CEO of the Urban League of Kansas City.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Black Americans rejoiced Thursday after President Joe Biden made Juneteenth a federal holiday, but some said that, while they appreciated the recognition at a time of racial reckoning in America, more is needed to change policies that disadvantage too many of their brethren. “It’s great, but it’s not enough,” said Gwen Grant, president and CEO of the Urban League of Kansas City. Grant said she was delighted by the quick vote this…