Chris Rock received backlash for a controversial joke he tweeted on the Fourth of July.
"Happy white peoples independence day the slaves weren't free but I'm sure they enjoyed the fireworks," Rock tweeted.
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Blogger Jeff Schreiber responded to Rock, saying
, "Slavery existed for 2000yrs before America. We eradicated it in 100. We now have a black POTUS."Not everyone responded negatively to Rock's non-traditional Independence Day message. Actor Don Cheadle
re-tweeted the joke. Elon James White, host of the web series This Week in Blackness
, attempted to give his followers some perspective on the controversy. "I just wanna ask everyone who's mad at @ChrisRock—Is he wrong? IS. HE. WRONG?" White tweeted
.What do you think of Rock's joke?