I hate Black History Month!! Hate it with a passion!
Black people have gone through 300+ years of oppresion, discrimination, violence, hatred and injustice. We've (well, they... mixed kids don't count in my book.) gone through major improvements as far as civil rights and fair job placement, have taken part in key events that have shaped our country; such as designing the country's capital, inventing the traffic light (though most people claim a white guy did it), running for political office... You get my point.
Over three and a half centuries and yet, Black people only get ONE SINGLE MONTH to celebrate and educate others on Black History. Isn't Black History a part of American History?? Why aren't we learning this in American history classes??? Why do we have to take a separate history course just to learn Black History?? If you're gonna teach history like that, then you may as well segregate schools and put all us colored folk in the back of the buses again!!
One month... Out of a whole year?? That's ludicrous! Ridiculous! That's racism in a cup! That's what it is, in my opinion anyway.
What's your opinion on Black History Month? Do you think that it should be taught in American History classes or do you think it deserves it's own class? Don't you think that Black History is just as important as anyone elses? I do!!