How Juneteenth Is Changing

From a story on headlined “How Juneteenth is changing”:

Juneteenth is meant to acknowledge Black emancipation from enslavement. But there’s a risk it could turn into just another day off, with road trips and sales on mattresses, Axios’ Russell Contreras writes.

  • Why it matters: Juneteenth became a federal holiday just last year. (Juneteenth National Independence Day is tomorrow.) This year is the first time it’s been a holiday that anyone has been able to plan for.

State of play: One-third of U.S. companies made Juneteenth a paid holiday, according to preliminary results from an ongoing Mercer survey.