As we celebrate the country’s “independence” and commemorate the day that document was signed by slave owners, I’ve come up with a list of black people who deserve to be recognized as well.

5. Tristan Thompson

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For being the only person to escape the Kardashian Curse. You see what Khloe did to Lamar Odom. And I don’t even have to mention Kanye West.

4. TI

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For advancing the education system by forcing us to use Google for something more than porn, and look up those big ass words he uses.

3. 50 Cent

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For being better at getting people to pay their bills than Sallie Mae. Imagine if he reported to Equifax.

2.  Rachel Dolezal

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For fooling the entire state of Washington into believing she was a light-skinned black woman out there fighting for their rights. Swear you ain’t think she was black when you saw her. Say what you want, but that’s impressive.

1. Colin Kaepernick

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For showing us that a black man without a job IS a good man! Just like Jodi in “Baby Boy.” Get you a man with no job, girl!

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