Question of the Week: February 1

1 02 2010

This week’s question is:

Do you think Black History Month is still relevant and necessary? Why or why not?

As always, I appreciate your thoughts and comments!

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3 responses

1 02 2010
Toni

Unless the school systems have changed their methods of teaching, Black History Month is still needed. I learned virtually nothing about black history while in school. If it wasn’t for my parents making sure I knew my history, all I would have known was Malcolm and Martin. There are so many key figures in black history, and their stories are sadly still not integrated in everyday history books. I shouldn’t have to wait until February to hear about Sojourner Truth. And I also shouldn’t only hear about Rosa Parks. I have a dream that one day the contributions of my people will be taught throughout the year instead of crammed into one month.

1 02 2010
LaKesha Womack

I agree wholeheartedly with Toni. The school systems have yet to adequately represent the contributions that African Americans as well as other nationalities have made to this country. Until that happens, much like Women’s History being celebrated in March, it is necessary for us to make sure some effort is being made to include minority groups in the conversation about American history.

1 02 2010
BrnEPanther

Absolutely. What other time do we have to celebrate our history? I’m sorry, but our history books do not accurately portray out history. I don’t think they ever will.

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