No more Black History Month?

What’s up fam,

Let me first start out by saying Happy Black History Month. For starters, let me say that I am truly dismayed at the plethora of Black writers that are claiming in large part due to Obama, we should no longer celebrate Black History Month. Obama’s presidency is the culmination, promise, and continuation of Black History. For all the Black people believing this garbage, let’s cut a deal. When Black History is honored and celebrated in our history books and cultural norms as much as White folks, let’s stop celebrating Black History month. Until then, stop propogating the mistaken myth that Obama represents the end of Black history.

Stay up fam,

Brandon Q.

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3 responses to “No more Black History Month?”

  1. Ms. T.Epps says :

    This is funny. Nope, down right hilariously. I generally think of these type of people as “not having sight of the big overall picture”. Obama’s presidency thus far signifies a celebrated moment to be marked off the ” 1st Black to” list. This is frame of mind is a) putting all of your eggs in one basket- Yes he is president, just under what body does he immediately answer to & how diverse are they? b) Is a slap in the face of those who have and continue to work for the greater good of who we are- past,& present hero’s known & unknown. And c) We as a people still have more “1st Blacks to” to go. The only way to get rid of this “list” all together is to have a good 95% marked off , allowing “2nd’s to be’s ” to being run of the mill.

    Then comes the actuality of equality outside-in and inside-out with issues that tightly intertwine with today’s social, and economic, academic issues. We have and will continue to make “lemon-aid” out of the lemons … I don’t know about anyone else, but I’m getting tired of cheering for and making efforts to help make “lemon-aid”. Before I die, I want to try drinking some of this bomb “lemon-aid” we as a people have made leaps and bounds to make. When that time comes, my children and grandchildren will have history book’s including those who look like you and I as contributors and not things.

  2. steven m devougas says :

    I feel you B. I am dismayed that there has been little to no mention of Black History, let alone slavery, besides a 30 second spot on CBS. Really, it is up to all of us to keep the contributions of our ancestors and their struggle alive and in the forefront of not only our consciousness, but the world. If we do not, we will continue to be stigmatized and victimized by the media and the generally ignorant.

    Our children and their children need to know how they got here and what we have done to shape the world in which they live. This is a source of pride and strength. Therefore, the challenge is to make our history relevant and real to the generation behind us.

  3. Ronald Newton says :

    It is our own fault! Do we not have newspapers, magazines, singers, tv spokepersons, and education major in history? We should not depend on other races to promote our history.

    Perhaps we need to know our own history and articulate it.

    In any case I still having fun doing research of history in topics that interest me. An empty mind is never too full to overflow.

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