February 23, 2004

Black History Month? Don't Need It

I've been thinking about this for years:

We Don't Need Black History Month by Jason Whong.

2. It is very Amerocentric, considering that black people have a longer history in Africa than they do in the Americas.

4. Lumping all the great black Americans together without any historical context is probably not as effective as mentioning these same black Americans in the context of their time. Learning about Frederick Douglass, Crispus Attucks, and Stevie Wonder at the same time is probably just as effective as learning about Washington, Lincoln, and Kennedy at the same time.

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Posted by ronn at February 23, 2004 12:30 AM

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"Learning about Frederick Douglass, Crispus Attucks, and Stevie Wonder at the same time is probably just as effective as learning about Washington, Lincoln, and Kennedy at the same time." It's more like learning about Washington, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Mark Twain at the same time. The only thing they have in common is that they are white and famous. Posted by: j on February 23, 2004 09:32 PM
Damn. That's dead-on. Posted by: j. brotherlove on February 26, 2004 09:21 AM