It’s February 1st, 2020 and it’s officially Black History Month. SHOULD WE BE CELEBRATING THIS DAMN TRADITION? Is the entire act of “Black History Month” contradicting? So many people claim to be “Woke” ... how is celebrating back history month progressive?
So, Let’s talk the history of “Black History Month”
What is it and should we accept it today?
Well, according to Wikipedia, “ Black History Month is an annual observance originating in the United States, where it is also known as African-American History Month. It has received official recognition from governments in the United States and Canada, and more recently has been observed unofficially in Ireland, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. It began as a way of remembering important people and events in the history of the African diaspora. It is celebrated in February in the United States and Canada, while in Ireland, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom it is observed in October.”
Actor and director Morgan Freeman and actress Stacey Dash publicly criticized the idea of one month as “Black History Month.” Morgan Freeman said in an interview, "I don't want a Black history month. Black history is American history."
Black History Month was founded in 1915, half a century after the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in the United States. If you’re unfamiliar with the 13th amendment then you need google. But, at first it was a weeks long celebration that turned into a month (February)....the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), sponsored a national Negro History week in 1926, choosing the second week of February to coincide with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. SO THATS WHY WE HAVE BLACK HISTORY MONTH IN FEBRUARY.... but now what ??? It’s 2020.... has our racial revolution evolved!???
ahhahahahah S/O to “Now This News” for this YouTube video. I found so much truth and merit behind this video.... I think today, the racial injustice is underlining, quiet, slick, and if you‘re not paying attention you won’t notice flat out racism.... I think their are some older people still in position of power stuck in that “white privilege“ mentality not understanding that if you share your privileges with other races/classes of ppl you won’t lose! You will gain! Their are some people that believe the only way society can function is stepping on the little guy, the idea of “the have and the have Nots” ....
The idea of ”Black History Month” meant well, I think, but the fact it had to be created in the first place is toxic within itself. The idea that it is 2020 and we still need to re-educate society on the truth about our history, the fact that we still use February’s Black History Month as a tool to educate the clueless .... thank God for google, libraries, social media and YouTube. But Now, we can educate ourselves ALL YEAR LONG (Not just one mont) And maybe, if we knew better we can do better!
The ONLY ppl who need black History Month are the bigots who still want to support white supremacy and the black ppl who practice the “crabs in a barrel“ mentality. Not our kids in school or a bunch of “woke” black ppl! LETS BREAK GENERATIONAL CURSES... if you’re inspired by something you learned this month, I guess Black History Month wasn't crated in vain. LEARN A BLACK HISTORY FACT AND TELL A BIGOT THIS MONTH! HUG A BLACK MAN AND TELL HIM THAT THEIR IS HOPE!!! DONT DISRESPECT NOT ONE SINGLE BLACK WOMAN ALL MONTH.... LETS START SOMETHING HERE ...happy Black HISTOY Month 🎤👯♀️🎤