US President Biden’s proclamation on National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, 2022

America’s strength has always been rooted in our diversity. Since our Nation’s founding, generation after generation of immigrants have helped build this country, and the prosperity and opportunity that draw so many immigrants to America would not be possible without the contributions and legacies of Caribbean Americans.  Today, millions of Caribbean Americans strengthen our country through their vibrant cultures, traditions, languages, and values.  In recognition of National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, we honor the immeasurable ways Caribbean Americans have added to our American dream.

This month, our Nation also celebrates the extraordinary leadership and achievements of Vice President Kamala Harris, the first Black American of Jamaican heritage to hold this high office.  I am also honored to celebrate alongside brilliant and dedicated public servants of Caribbean heritage — including Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas, and Domestic Policy Advisor Susan Rice.

Every day, we see the invaluable contributions Caribbean American communities have made to our country.  Our Nation has seen the persistence and character of generations of Caribbean Americans who have fought for equity and equality despite continued discrimination and hardship.  In addition, public servants like our Nation’s first Supreme Court Justice of Puerto Rican descent, Sonia Sotomayor, and the late General Colin Powell, the son of Jamaican immigrants and the first Black Secretary of State, have made essential contributions to American society and blazed new trails in service to the American people.  Caribbean American entrepreneurs, scientists, medical professionals, teachers, artists, police officers, athletes, and contributors in every field have also left a lasting impact on our society.

In spite of innumerable achievements and undeniable contributions, too many Caribbean Americans continue to face systemic barriers to success.  Caribbean Americans have been impacted by systemic racism and disparities in opportunity.  My Administration has taken a whole-of-government approach to advancing racial justice and equity in order to begin healing those wounds and strengthening opportunity for all.  We will continue to use every tool at our disposal to ensure that every American — no matter who they are or where they come from — has equal access to the American dream.

During this National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, we honor the generations of Caribbean Americans who have built our Nation, shaped our progress, and strengthened our national character.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR., President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 2022 as National Caribbean-American Heritage Month.  I encourage all Americans to join in celebrating the history, culture, and achievements of Caribbean Americans with appropriate ceremonies and activities.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirty-first day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand twenty-two, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-sixth.

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7 Comments

  1. Fact This
    June 5, 2022

    @fact check: You have only described white people, the largest recipients of U.S welfare, but pinned on Blacks using your main-stream media. You wrote quoted or copied content from Breitbart, Fox tv, Qanon and other white-supremacist socials, web sites and propaganda machines word for word. It’s called plagiarism. I peruse those for Black or white users that troll DNO. American Indians have tried all you stated above and are today virtually extinct, so don’t give up now we must fight on. By the way, any one-tooth trailer tr*sh can pen a more sensible response to this comment.

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  2. Waiting For Airport
    June 5, 2022

    Fact check… interesting name… fact checkers have been notoriously discredited as it turns out they are paid by the cooperations who profit from biased information regarding said facts!

    No where in my post did I argue what percentage of the population black people make up!

    America and most of the Caucasian world was built on slavery wnd other strategical exploitation of non whites.

    I do agree that we are responsible for our own issues… in 500 years, black leaders still can’t figure out how to build and independent black army so we are no longer at white peoples mercy. We still fall for European genocidal tricks (most recently the vaccine). We allow outsiders to dictate our culture and fall prey to their black community destruction tactics.

    Nobody forces black people into crime, but statistics show massive discrepancies in how blacks are punished compared to everyone else.

    Actually, black women receive welfare support in exchange for excluding black fathers from the…

  3. Waiting For Airport
    June 3, 2022

    that first line should read, ‘America’s strength has always been rooted in our OPPRESSION OF BLACK PEOPLE’ – the foundation of your wealth was slavery.

    Today you sustain your wealth by destroying the black community, imprisoning black men/using them for profit, empowering black women over men since they are natural consumers, turning black men gay through your extensive indoctrination – which makes them better consumers and less likely to try and build the black family/community… I could go on.

    You kill our men on camera, then broadcast it on all major media platforms as a badge of honour – to show ur dominance over us!

    But… Once you show money – fund a project or two – black people, especially Caribbean people will turn a blind eye to your oppression because we have been intentionally made poor by your puppets (our government) and indoctrinated to see you as a ‘saviour’!

    DNO, too much outside interest propaganda

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    • Fact Check
      June 3, 2022

      Black people represent less than 13% of the US population. They also represent some of the lowest levels of household income in the US. I doubt anybody is “profiting” from black people.

      Black people are entirely responsible for their own demise. Nobody forces anybody into crime which results in imprisonment. Nobody forces fathers to abandon their children leading to high levels of single parenthood. Nobody forces black women to be promiscuous and have children with irresponsible men. All of this stuff can be avoided if black people would choose to live righteously instead of living like heathens.

      Until black people start taking reponsibility for their own actions and the consequences and stop blaming and begging other peoples for validation they will continue to decline

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      • Just Asking
        June 6, 2022

        That’s very scarry. This is exactly what was said about the European Jews right before other Europeans exterminated 6 million of them, it’s in your DNA. Didn’t your people give them reparations only because they fit your color scheme? You all have killed over 100 million Blacks (fact checked) isn’t that sufficient, you all smell more blood?

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      • Oh Please
        June 6, 2022

        Oh oh, JJ Jno-charles is back again, this time with fact updates from white supremacists. :twisted:

      • Don't Believe the Hype
        June 8, 2022

        Promiscuous? Allu just join anybody and repeat anything they say in their war against black people. Is the white people that had their sexual revolution in the 60’s, rebrand themselves as Hippie sleeping with each other in all parks in America, some instances with their pets, still going on. Don’t just listen to those things, it’s undeclared war against your people. And yes you are Black. Waiting for your place right behind Trump in his now famous photo ups with Black idiots.

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