Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea Asks Justice For His ‘Black Brothers And Sisters’ While Celebrating Juneteenth
According to a post he shared on his Instagram, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ bassist Flea wanted equal rights for his black brothers and sisters while touching upon racism and modern slavery and commemorating Juneteenth, the Black Independence Day.
As you know, June 19 represents the federal holiday that marks the freedom of enslaved African Americans in the U.S. Juneteenth, also known as Black Independence Day or Emancipation Day, has been celebrated annually since 1866 in several parts of the States and was accepted as a federal holiday on June 17, 2021, when Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act.
The RHCP bassist Flea has also recognized Juneteenth, by sharing a post on his Instagram to celebrate the national holiday. In his post, Flea stated that he hoped for our country to evolve beyond ignorance and hatred in terms of racism. He mentioned that slavery can take different forms in these modern times, and wished for the end of it.
Flea continued on expressing his wishes by saying that empathy, intelligence, creativity, and kindness are the notions that can build bridges between people. He ended his post by asking justice for his black brothers and sisters and hoped he can be of any help at some time throughout his life with his work.
Flea’s post read:
“Juneteenth. Hoping our country can evolve beyond the ignorance and hatred of racism. That slavery can stop taking different forms, that empathy, intelligence, creativity, and kindness can build the bridges between us all. In my prayers this morning I’m asking for justice for my black brothers and sisters and hoping that somehow in my life, my work can be of assistance. Educate the youth.“
Below is the photo Flea has shared.