Minneapolis Cuts Fireworks For Budget; Wastes 680k On ‘Black Business Expo’

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board announced last week that the city will be skipping the traditional 4th of July fireworks, and opting for a cheaper laser show instead. The board claims that lasers are “more affordable.” However, this did not stop the city from blowing $680,978 on the “I am my ancestor’s wildest dreams” black business expo in February, which vastly underperformed expectations.

Our team wrote about the failed business expo last week after a report showed that the event was underattended and overfunded. When it comes to our nation’s founding, the Parks and Recreation Board found it appropriate to make the most cuts. 

Nobody should be surprised that the city prioritizes woke segregation events over national unity. The board’s diversity, equity, and inclusion statement is very clear about where their priorities stand:

“An equitable park system is one that provides just and fair inclusion for all people across age, race, culture, economic status, ability, and gender, and acknowledges that racial equity needs to be the priority in our work to dismantle systemic racism in our city.”

The mainstream left will gladly proclaim that America’s founding is racist, as a Time Magazine article from 2021 does. Naturally, they will do anything to diminish the celebration of such a holiday.

There is something uniquely American about firework shows. It resembles the firing of rockets and the patriotism of our founders. Getting rid of a tradition that spans decades of American history is nothing but sad and shameful. Especially when you’re willing to blow hundreds of thousands on events that nobody attends.


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  • William Beck
    published this page in News 2023-07-03 20:42:04 -0500